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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    That was my point: a 2 year old can't function in society. They have no social skills, life experience, rationality, common sense, humour, imagination, reflexivity. Just a high logic skill. Hence why bragging about your mensa membership is a bit pointless.
    You're confusing EQ with IQ; emotional intelligence with cognitive intelligence.

    But, you have touched on something that has been disputed among psychologists for years. Howard Gardner's theory of mulitple intelligences offers a persuasive alternative to the all-encompasing IQ test.
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    (Original post by LornaSandison1)
    Yep, makes perfect sense to me. The day that you have to drink to make friends is the day I think I will do myself in.
    The only thing i'm slightly cautious about is "oh he doesnt drink so he's not fun!!111", I dont want people to make that assumption about me :eek:..i've always found it easy to make friends though - but I hope uni isnt some massive alcohol fest where being social = drinking!
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    People like to have fun?

    Well that's just immature and childish. When will they grow up...
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    (Original post by spazman21)
    You're confusing EQ with IQ; emotional intelligence with cognitive intelligence.

    But, you have touched on something that has been disputed among psychologists for years. Howard Gardner's theory of mulitple intelligences offers a persuasive alternative to the all-encompasing IQ test.
    Evidently your Mensa exam didn't test for coherence or relevance either. Thank you for repeating my Psychology AS Level back at me though.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    Evidently your Mensa exam didn't test for coherence or relevance either. Thank you for repeating my Psychology AS Level back at me though.
    lol.... psychology A-level?

    Everyone knows that only the profoundly mentally retarded take psychology A-level.
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    (Original post by spazman21)
    lol.... psychology A-level?

    Everyone knows that only the profoundly mentally retarded take psychology A-level.
    Because that wasn't predictable :rolleyes:
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    A lot of the responses on this thread are stupid. It's not that the OP doesn't want to have fun its that the OP is surrounded by people who act like retards.

    I like having fun but I'd get irritated by people who just wanted to dress up as porn stars and take a load of photos for facebook. Although I appreciate much of the TSR demographic is probably sheltered 6th formers who haven't been to university yet and so the idea of staying up past midnight and drinking alcopops sounds naughty.

    In answer to the OPs question, people of all ages socialise. But the stupid stuff peaks in 1st year at uni, you start to notice a change in 2nd and 3rd year and then when you're working etc it is just different, and people look back at the stuff they did in Freshers year and think how was that fun.
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    Also I still go to clubs and I know people who are over 30 and go to clubs. If you never see 30 somethings in a club you're obviously just going to student nights.

    Some people have this warped perception that life is about acting like a complete tool when you are 18-24 and then being locked in your room after that.
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    Trust me, employers are less likely to employ someone who is socially inept, can't relate to people or work in a team, than someone who likes to go out, socialise and have a good time.
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    (Original post by HumanNature1992)
    The only thing i'm slightly cautious about is "oh he doesnt drink so he's not fun!!111", I dont want people to make that assumption about me :eek:..i've always found it easy to make friends though - but I hope uni isnt some massive alcohol fest where being social = drinking!
    I'm hoping the same thing.
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    (Original post by screenager2004)
    That was my point: a 2 year old can't function in society. They have no social skills, life experience, rationality, common sense, humour, imagination, reflexivity. Just a high logic skill. Hence why bragging about your mensa membership is a bit pointless.
    It depends in which context you're bragging about it. If you've just been called "thick" then being part of Mensa would be a decent indicator that you're not, in one way or another.
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    I'm really interested in knowing what universities we're talking about
 
 
 
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