My name is Karina Shooter and I have been a member of Mensa since I was thirteen.
I took the test because I thought it would look good on my university application (I was a very forward thinking child!) and I thought it would be a great way to socialize with and learn from people with a very high intelligence.
I like Mensa because it allows me to do just that, as well as so many things that I didn't even imagine before I joined - such as going to laser quest, the cinema and even Nandos with fellow young Mensans.
Finally, I would recommend trying to get into Mensa to everyone, especially younger people. We're not just a bunch of 'geeks' and 'nerds' (although I admit there are a few!), Mensa is a vibrant and lively community and is great for everyone who is part of it.