Ever wondered where your own Mensa journey might lead? Meet Mensa member Peter Hill, whose curiosity about his own IQ resulted in lasting friendships, lots and lots of board games… and a trip to Hawai’i.
Why did you decide to take the Supervised IQ Test?
I had always been curious about IQ and thought I’d give it a try. I’ve been a member for over 10 years now… I’m currently wearing my Mensa Cardiff 2014 polo shirt from the first British Mensa Annual Gathering I attended.
Why did you accept the invitation to join Mensa?
More curiosity! I wanted to see what Mensa had to offer – and I’m glad I did. I’m currently looking at events for the European gathering in Rotterdam.
What do you value most about being a Mensa member?
The people I’ve met and the friends I’ve made, both in the UK and through international Mensa events. I ended up visiting Hawai’i to attend their regional Mensa meeting (and to enjoy the sun!) after meeting some members in Krakow.
What else has Mensa brought to your life?
Getting to visit other places and experience new things. Knowing that there are others out there with similar experiences to mine. I look forward to my annual trip to compete in the Mensa Games finals, where I learn about new games that I can play with my local board games group.
What would you say to others who are considering taking the test?
You have nothing to lose, and you’ve already made it this far! It can help cure impostor syndrome.
What’s your advice to people who’ve been invited to join?
The members are passionate about the things they love, and you will find others with interests in common, and they will have great stories. The more you put into Mensa, the more you get out.