EPGSIG-Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted SIG

TO JOIN FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS HERE: this group is a SIG of American Mensa
We are looking for Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted (EPG) persons; as well as, parents of EPG children, to join our group.
(Exceptionally Gifted defined as an IQ of 160-179 Stanford Binet L-M, and Profoundly Gifted defined as an IQ of 180+ on the Stanford Binet L-M.) Members of this SIG should also be proficient in English.

We are a group of passionate seekers and learners. We assume that all posts by members will be respectful and non-confrontational. Postings on Politics and Religion are not permitted, as they are way to descent into the hideous and absurd.

Membership in the group is free and by approval of, the Group Moderators. If you are a member of a high-IQ group (i.e., Mensa- lapsed & dues paid Mensa members , Triple9, or Prometheus Society) then you are eligible to apply. If you do not meet the criteria above, yet believe you do qualify, please send a sketch that demonstrates your giftedness as an exceptionally or profoundly gifted person. Thank you.

Please contact Mark Siegmund by email at [email protected] with information/details/membership proof, regarding your high-IQ membership(s), or your personal sketch for consideration.

PLEASE INCLUDE IN THAT EMAIL A STATEMENT ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE AN EPG OR THE PARENT OF ONE, AND BRIEFLY WHETHER YOUR PRIMARY INTEREST IS IN DEVELOPING FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHER EPG'S, EPG RESEARCH AND SUPPORT AND/OR SUPPORTING YOUR EPG CHILD'S EDUCATION, OR BOTH/ALL. (PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME, OR ALL, OF THAT STATEMENT MAY BE USED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE GROUP. PLEASE INDICATE ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU DO NOT WANT SHARED

This group is small and tightly-knit and we welcome active participating in this family of EPGs and EPG parents

Mensans with non-EPG qualifying scores are welcome to apply, but might not find much to interest them
We expect our members to have an active interest in our purposes Thanks

The purposes of EPGSIG are several, which include:
1. To provide a "meeting place" for members to share and explore experiences, ideas and concerns that are considered as somewhat unique to the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted
2. To find ways to support programs and research for Exceptionally and/or Profoundly Gifted children, youth and adults.
3. To develop plans and activities that are supportive of intelligence research for the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted

Members of this SIG should speak English

Exceptionally Gifted defined as an IQ of 160-179 Stanford Binet L-M, and Profoundly Gifted defined as an IQ of 180+ on the Stanford Binet L-M.
1: Approximately 27959 people in the US would have an IQ above 160.
2. Approximately 91 people in the US would have an IQ above 180.
3. Approximately 5295 people between the ages of four and seventeen would have a Stanford-Binet IQ between 160 and 179.
4. Approximately 17 people between the ages of four and seventeen would have a Stanford-Binet IQ above 180.