CIVIQ Society is the new millennium high IQ society for the profoundly gifted homines intelligentes. Founded on the first day of the third millennium (01/01/2001) by Dr. Evangelos Katsioulis MD, CIVIQ functions as an entirely web based superior intelligence community.
CIVIQ Society is the 1st member society of the World Intelligence Network (WIN)
The minimum requirement to enter the CIVIQ Society is a performance on an acceptable standardized IQ test of at least three standard deviations above the mean of the general population. This performance corresponds to the following baseline scores:
IQ 145, (Wechsler scale with sd 15)
IQ 148, (Stanford-Binet scale with sd 16)
IQ 172, (Cattell scale with sd 24)
The name CIVIQ comes from the Latin word civis which means citizen. Added to the letters IQ, we obtain the idea of a community where the members are linked by their intellectual abilities.
Why such a society?
This question is often posed by people who have little knowledge of the issues which gifted people must sometimes confront. Some might suppose that high IQ societies are pretentious and that people join them solely for the sake of validation. Although such members may exist, the CIVIQ Society was created because highly intelligent people:
– often share common needs which cannot always be satisfied in everyday life, e.g. many interests regarding knowledge in general or a wish to have detailed and abstract discussions
– may have experienced similar phases during life, e.g. inflexibility (social, educational, professional)
The opinion that high intelligence is a gift with only positive implications is a common misconception: it brings up facilities (talents, strengths and interests) on one hand, but often also specific difficulties and needs on the other. Thinking on it, the society provides a structure which facilitates contact between members: forums, chat, email and even face to face meetings. They can also participate in a magazine. By exchanging, they can learn a lot from each other.