I am still working at disentangling myself from aspects of the Scilon mentality. My next focus is IQ. I had an IQ score of 154 on the Scientology IQ test, the number value of which put me clear in MENSA qualifications, and by some measures "Genius". I later learned how to score the test, and 154 meant I got one answer wrong, finishing the test in the required time. The scientology IQ test grants 85-90 points, from memory, whether you are male or female. So women already get a handicap in that test, and a woman with a perfect score would automatically be 5 points lower than a man. A few months ago I took a Mensa accredited test and failed, my IQ came back at 127. Granted I didn't go for cultural adaptions, or do anything than take the off the shelf american variety test. I was disconcerted, how could I become dumber? That score was shocking to me. So I started researching and realized the Scilon standard of IQ for different posts, - 120+ had to be an accidental or intentional manipulation, or just outdated, the testing theory wasn't the same: http://psychology.about.com/od/intelligence/f/average-iq.htm If the median under science is 100, with 68% of people falling within 15 points either side, then any man or woman doing a scilon IQ test would already be above the baseline median. How can this be? I went back and took the scilon IQ test, I have the standardized test and answers. My result 154 again, this time I went and looked at my wrong answer, lol. I think the one I got wrong was a trick question. The Scilon IQ test is MUCH MUCH MUCH easier than an accredited one. Then I looked at things like what makes a genius? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genius In Scientology I thought I was a genius, over 140 IQ. My IQ was one of the ego things I was most proud of. It was one of the things that held me in ... I was so smart, I could see what others couldn't. It is kind of humbling to realize you are not as smart as you thought you were! Embarrassing actually. Anyone else who had a high Scilon IQ, would you be willing to get an accredited IQ test and share results? Thoughts? Is this type of testing, giving a higher result to a known quantity part of the trap? How big a role does it play?