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Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2022/08/01


This is a high-I.Q. community discussion with Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, and Sandra Schlick. They discuss: high-I.Q. societies tend toward males as men; interest in taking any of these various tests and joining the high-I.Q. communities; wordsmiths; women geniuses; women artists and musicians; Online poetry; and high-I.Q. communities to attract more women.

Keywords: Anja Jaenicke, artists, Clelia Albano, females, genius, high-I.Q. communities, Kate Jones, males, men, Monika Orski, Sandra Schlick, social media, Veronica Palladino, women.

Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women

*Please see the references, footnotes, and citations, after the interview, respectively.*

*Interviews completed throughout August, 2022.*

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Women of the High-Range was one initiative in 2020 with a production here:

High-I.Q. communities and societies seem to be men majority. As such, this would justify a complementary session or a compensatory group discussion with accomplished women of the high-I.Q. communities. There is a parallel international session. A candidate recommendation and vote structure has been in place. The outcome, as a natural environment experiment, is all men. Without a moral analysis of this phenomenon, as a factual observation, once noted, a participant began to recommend several women from the high-I.Q. communities’ history. In other words, once indicated, corrective course appears serious if more gender balance is the desired outcome in the months ahead. It’s an apparent natural non-conscious consequence of social circles and relations within high-I.Q. communities. Regardless, high-I.Q. societies contain more men than women with the high-I.Q. societies with the highest cut-offs having much more men than women as a ratio, even more so than lower cognitive rarities. That’s a demographic fact of theoretical I.Q. rarity of high-I.Q. societies, for the most part. Individuals who join high-I.Q. societies tend toward males as men, in short. To open on this sociological note, as was asked to the previous group with some uncertainty as to the reason, why? Any updated thoughts to returning participants?

Clelia Albano[1]*: It is true. I recall to my mind that several Hollywood actresses and famous singers who are considered gifted such as Sharon Stone, Geena Davis, Madonna, Shakira and Jodie Foster constitute a small percentage in comparison with their fellow male actors with an high IQ, but we should seriously consider if the difference is given by the fact that men might be more inclined to take the tests or not. Same consideration for ordinary people. I mean, is the percentage of high IQ male members of communities, associations and so forth, bigger than the female percentage because men are more attracted to take the tests?

Anja Jaenicke[2]*: As a species we basically live in societies with the tendency to predatory competition.That wasn’t always the case. When our hominid ancestors started to form larger groups, they often gathered around one dominating female and sometimes formed female polyandry. This had a positive effect on the whole group, not only because children where able to learn different skills from several fathers, but in the first place because these ancient small bands of hominids where ruled by the female production of oxytocin, the hormone that enables mothers to love and communicate with their newborns through eye contact. Being able to understand gestures by following them with the eyes is the first step to social communication and language. Populations who are able to solve problems through communication and loving understanding are more peaceful, and less competitive but also more successful than those based on domination and aggression controlled by steroids and adrenalin, which is mostly produced by male domination.

We can see the difference today in Bonobos and Chimpanzees, where Chimpanzee groups tend more toward aggression than Bonobos.#

Unfortunately we are more Chimpanzee than Bonobo and regardless of the newly found, often grammar crippling, gender specific language, this fact leads to societies based on more competitive and dominating strategies, not only in high IQ communities but also among humanity in general.

We need a better job, a higher income, and a bigger house than the individual next to us,which we perceive more as a competitor than as an enrichment for a happy development and a chance for a brighter future together.

But this is as old as humanity itself. Divide et Vince.

Unfortunately some high IQ societies have become platforms of competitive self performance rather than fruitful, creative and supportive centers for mindful discussion and exchange.

Of course I do not speak for all high IQ groups. There are many positive changes happening and the choices of  special interest groups  have become much more variable. This is a good thing.

Kate Jones[3]*: Why are there more men than women in Hi-IQ societies? Is that the question? It’s not because women are stupid. Any number of explanations are possible: 1. Women are too busy with other duties to spend social time showing off their smarts.  2. The tests administered to determine IQ are written by men on subjects focused on men and their subjects and interests; hardly any question concerns quality of relationships that are women’s stronger suit. 3. Men sell other men on joining them; most men don’t want to seem inferior to women in any department. Groups attract their own kind, in brief. 4. General competence is seen as men’s feature, since historically they have been “in charge” of social decisions. Women are busy looking after other people not in a bossy style but as helpful caretakers. Aside from all these is the fact that every single human being, of any derivation, is a unique individual, different on every scale and in every context from everyone else.

Monika Orski[4]*: Well, ask the men why they are attracted to high-I.Q. societies. Seriously, as far as I know there has been no real scientific study of this subject, and thus every theory will remain a guess. My personal guess is that because men, at group level, are raised to be more confident as well as more competitive, this shows in the statistics of people who take a high-I.Q. society entrance test. I only know the statistics for Mensa Sweden, but among those who take that entrance test there, the percentage of women who “pass” a Mensa score is slightly larger than the percentage of the men. But as more men take the test, there is still a male majority among the members.

Veronica Palladino, M.D.[5]*: I think that there are different cognitive attributes  in males and females. Specifically, males on average had larger volumes and higher tissue densities in the left amygdala, hippocampus, insular cortex, putamen; higher densities in the right VI lobe of the cerebellum and in the left claustrum; and larger volumes in the bilateral anterior parahippocampal gyri, posterior cingulate gyri, precuneus, temporal poles, and cerebellum, areas in the left posterior and anterior cingulate gyri, and in the right amygdala, hippocampus, and putamen. By contrast, females on average had higher density in the left frontal pole, and larger volumes in the right frontal pole, inferior and middle frontal gyri, pars triangularis, planum temporale/parietal operculum, anterior cingulate gyrus, insular cortex, and Heschl’s gyrus; bilateral thalami and precuneus; the left parahippocampal gyrus, and lateral occipital cortex.     Generally, females show advantages in verbal fluency, perceptual speed, accuracy and fine motor skills, while males outperform females in spatial, working memory and mathematical abilities. Generational changes of intelligence test performance in the general population (the Flynn effect) have been observed all over the world since the early 1940s. In a sudy, it was examined a mixed-sex sample of 449 university students in a cross-sectional design. It was observed higher performance of men than of women on  subscales, but only little evidence for sex differences regarding test score gains. So there is not Flynn’s effect’s difference between women and men. Another study investigated the difference between gender-role identity and intelligence of students at Universities. The samples were 153 participants consisting of 48 females and 105 males` undergraduate Iranian students in Malaysia Universities. All students were given a Catell Culture Fair Intelligence Test (CCFIT). The mean age and SD for female`s students  were 22.27 and 2.62, for ages of 18 to 27 and for male`s students  mean age and SD were 23.28 and 2.43, for ages of 19 to 27. The sampling method in this study was the simple randomization method. Descriptive statistics focusing on average and t-tests were used to examine differences between male and female students in this study. In general, the results were not found significant between female and male students in relation to intelligence. The theme is extremely complex. According to me, others factors could be investigated like environment, family, school, friends, university  and not gender.

Dr. Sandra Schlick[6],[7]*: A first reason is that we tend to go towards people we know, as you mentioned above, another one – which you won’t like – refers to the older studies in beginning of 20 century where it was claimed that females are less intelligent than men due to their smaller size (smaller brain = less intelligent). I just wonder, if one reason could be the tests that are offered in the high IQ range, as of being very scholarly oriented and less creative. I guess that tests such that formerly offered from Sigma might be more relevant, as it calls for problem solving skills and application. I refuse to go into a discussion the sort that females are occupied with other issues or might have not the same education. This used to be and I might be one of those victims, but recently and in the western / industrialised world, we have merely the same opportunities along with specific training for children with special needs.

Jacobsen: To more intriguing matters, what motivated interest in taking any of these various tests and joining the high-I.Q. communities?

Albano: As I said in my first interview, I happened to meet virtually some high IQ people who are members of various communities and I decided to give it a try.

Jaenicke: Well, I can only answer for myself. As a child I could not wait to go to school and learn. I taught myself how to write and read but was still too young to enter school. At this time IQ tests where not popular in Germany and my mother was told to wait and not to overload me with too much information. I was four and a half year when I took the Hamburg Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children with the result of being sent to second grade right after my fifth birthday.

Later the test has been repeated a couple of times but my mother didn’t tell me the results. She wanted me to “fit in” and make friends in my age, which of course I didn’t. All my friends where much older or grown up. Nevertheless I tried very much to adjust but always felt like an outsider because of my not so age typical interests in books and my longing to be alone for long periods of time. Years later I searched the internet and found the International High IQ Society of Nathan Haselbauer. I took the test and became a member. Later I entered the Poetic Genius Society and took a couple of other tests, standardized and high range, only to verify the results for myself.

Taking the tests also gave me an explanation why I was a bit “different”.

In my opinion, taking tests is not an end in itself, what matters is what you do with whatever you have to work with. 

Jones: In my case, because I always had high grades in school, someone recommended joining Mensa to associate with more intelligent people who might like to buy the products of my little company, namely challenging puzzles. My mental abilities were never a concern for me; I just tried to do the best I could in anything I did.

Orski: For me, it was the concept of taking an I.Q. test that attracted me, by pure curiosity. Then, when offered to join Mensa, I did so just to see what that would be like. And I have stayed in Mensa for 30+ years and counting. I also did the test then used by ISPE around a year later, and became a member for a year or two. But while I’m sure it’s a also a fine
society, I rather soon found that Mensa, being _the_ large high-IQ society, was quite enough for me.
Looking back, I think I was mostly curious about the workings and limitations of my own brain. I was young, and the notion of a challenge was also part of this curiosity.

Schlick: For past time, it is like playing a game, for the fun of the game. Some tests were just great. I regret to never have handed in Sigma test, as that was the one, I liked most, but upon being ready, they imposed a fee, which I did not want to pay. Also, I remember one test where I had all the questions except one, which I did not hand in, as I could not see how it was scored beforehand. That is something I observe in many IQ tests: you just get the questions but not the associated weight thereof. If you do a maths test in school, you have always the points associated, and you therefore can know if a question is worthy to consider or if it should be skipped. As a lecturer, I enjoy testtaking and test-design.

Jacobsen: As one participant noted here, we have a few wordsmiths here. As far as I know, verbal subtests of mainstream, proctored I.Q. tests, e.g., the WAIS, indicate a high g-factor loading on verbal ability, among the highest. In developmental psychology, girls and young women develop linguistic facilities far faster and more robustly than boys. Presumably, women, as they age, maintain this average advantage until death (at a later time, in general, than the men, too). In short, women develop verbal facility earlier and keep it longer, on average, than men. Were there early life indications of language talent for any of you?

Albano: I was strongly communicative as a child. I learned reading and writing precociously and I spelled each new word correctly. Before learning to read, my curiosity toward words was so deep that every time I walked on the road with my mother and I spotted a sign shop writing, I asked my mom what kind of shop it was and on the basis of it I tried to guess the writing on the sign. The result was that I invented the name of the shops. Hilarious. My mom generally preferred to explain to me what kind of job they enacted.

Once the shop was a bakery and she told me it was the shop where they make bread. I feigned to be focused on the sign to make her believe I was capable of reading the writing, and my guess was “Flourer” haha.

Jaenicke: Maybe the female oxytocin production mentioned above could be a hint for the development of communicational skills from an early pre natal mother- child relationship on?

In my case I started to talk and form long sentences in a very early stage. My mother recorded some of it and it has been very funny to listen to it in later life. I never used one word descriptions but rather formed long sentences from early age on. “I made pee in my diapers, only pee but the the poo is not mine, little Robert has placed it there.” 

(Hahaha, maybe I should have become a lawyer or politician?)

I read French and Italian children books without noticing the difference to my native German language. The language skills seemed to fly through the air and land on me without any effort which made it hard for me to sit down and learn a language from school books.

In school I translated an entire film script from English into German and converted it into a theatre play, much to the frustration of my English teacher who didn’t understand that I never worked hard on vocabulary or grammar but instead secretly read Charles Bukowski and Henry Miller in English, under the desk.

Language consists to a great part of logical deduction and logic is mathematical, so maybe female skills are not so different from those of men after all?

Jones: I can understand that connection. Vocabulary is related to the conceptual complexity of thoughts and ideas and relationships. Those subtleties are more built into female psychology out of the necessity of maintaining family connections and staying aware of people’s many shades of feelings and intentions. Why are soap operas aimed more at women? In my own case, having been born into one language (Hungarian), having fled to another country as a child and learned another language (German), having emigrated to America to learn a third language (English), and having studied Latin, French, and Spanish in school, and later in life having lived in Iran and added Farsi to my conversational equipment, developing “linguistic facilities” was just a part of life. I have read that children who are exposed to multiple languages at a young age learn them effortlessly and retain them better, both boys and girls. If women have greater facility, I think it has to do with the more numerous subjects and feelings they deal with.

Orski: I never really thought of myself having any particular language talent. Yes, I do speak a few languages, but I never really had a knack for it; it took quite some effort to get anywhere near being fluent. And the only language I really feel I can use fairly well remains my native Swedish. But I always liked reading, which helps develop language. And somehow I started writing, even before I could even spell correctly. I guess it just stayed with me. A writer writes, it’s just what we do. Even thought it isn’t my main profession, it has resulted in a few published books.

Palladino: Gender differences in conversational habits have been a favoured subject matter of scientists, researchers and lay people for a long time.  The ‘female chatterbox’ stereotype can be found in many cultures as demonstrated by the following proverbs:

If you have five wives, then you have five tongues. (Africa)

A woman would rather swallow her teeth than her tongue. (France)

Choose a wife rather by your ear than by your eye. (England)

Women never praise without gossipping. (China)

There is nothing sharper than a woman’s tongue. (Ireland)

The only sword that never rests is the tongue of a woman. (China)

Foxes are all tail, and women are all tongue.( England).

We all know that men and women are different. This does not mean that one of the sexes is better than the other, they are simply different.

As for the explanation of sex-specific differences in cognition and behaviour there have been numerous theories. In the past nature was held to be the primary reason of these differences. In the 1990s, the evolutionary theory emerged by assigning almost every gender difference to the evolution of the brain and natural selection. At the end of the 20 th century more and more works were published on the significance of hormones and the differences in brain structure.

I did not remember a particular verbal talent during my childhood.

Schlick: I don’t know, however I recall having discovered how to decipher the alphabet quite early and my earliest memories circle around the maths homework of my older sisters and their training and that I could join that. I therefore guess that I was more intrigued with counting and calculating. I guess, I am not of help here.

Jacobsen: Nature more often reveals Her secrets piecemeal, gently and slowly. Yet, sometimes, cataclysmic minds come forth from Her and gift understanding. Of women genius philosophers, epistemologists, scientists, logicians, and the like, who stands out to you?

Albano: An extraordinary woman, the forerunner of important educational methods was the physician Maria Montessori, to me. In my paternal family her non formal methodologies were adopted either by my grandmother, as a teacher either by my father’s sister as a teacher and as a mother. The latter employed particularly permissive methods to raise her sons, whilst the former, my grandma Maria, was one of the few teachers who didn’t correct left-handed pupils. I am left handed and she recommended to my mom to not force me to use the right hand because it was a mistake, even dangerous. These non-conventional views were deeply shaped by the Montessori method.

Jaenicke: If we go back in history, we must notice that it has been written by men. For centuries men dominated all fields of education and chronological recording.

Even in the enlightenment women often had hard times to find their way of free expression.

But even if they did find a way to stand out, like Hildegard von Bingen for example, who lived in medieval times, it has never been easy for them to make it into the history books. Very few of them are known by name.

Who, for example has read the poetry of the Renaissance philosopher and poet Tullia d’Aragona?

Yes, we all know Marie Curie but how many others stayed hidden in the darkness of time?

Even today it is difficult. For example, we all know about  the vaccine against Covid 19 but do we mention PD Dr. Özlem Türeci who co developed the mRNA vaccine together with her husband

Dr. Ugur Sahin?

Jones: Marie Curie, Ayn Rand, Susan Shaw, Maria Montessori. Show me a list and I’ll pick a few more.

Orski: I always have a problem defining geniuses, and even more so naming them. But well, Marie Curie, twice a Nobel prize laureate, seems like a good example. Being a computer engineer myself, I also feel I should mention Ada Lovelace.

Palladino: “Everybody in this town knows Madame Wu. One of the dearest, sweetest, most elegant women I’ve ever known.” – Merv Griffin (USA Today, Jan 29, 1998, Closing time at Madame Wu’s). Chien-Shiung Wu, 吳健雄was a Chinese-American particle and experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the fields of nuclear and particle physics. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she  developed the process for separating uranium into uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. She is best known for conducting the Wu experiment, which proved that parity is not conserved. Lee and Yang won Nobel Prize and Madame Wu didn’t win it. It was a terrible injustice.

Schlick: Madame Curie, in how far does this help for the discussion? Imagine you get names from every one of us, thus, do you discover new celebrities of the high range?

Jacobsen: Others represent Nature, or interpret, frame, and transmute, e.g., artists and musicians. What women artists and musicians stand out to you?

Albano: To my surprise I love many women artists and musicians but I can’t name one who stands out. Must think about it.

Jaenicke: One can find the same phenomenon of male domination in the arts. In Germany it was only in 1919 that the first art school, the Bauhaus in Weimar, opened for women. In the year 1977 the painter Georg Baselitz stated that women in general are less talented painters than men.    

At this point I want to mention all the genius female artists, philosophers, scientists ,and epistemologists etc. who managed to set their mark and shine out of the shadow into the light but also all the women who where cast out of their careers because they where busy giving birth and education to future potential male geniuses.            

Men dominate our view on the arts, media, music, etc, and in particular on the picture we have of women in these fields.

As a female painter Frida Kahlo stands out to me but also my friend Mrs. Brause, he was a fashion designer and made very beautiful printings on fabric. Unfortunately he belonged to the first generation of homosexuals who died from AIDS.

I also want to mention the author Anette Kolb who wrote about herself in the book “The Swing” as “Mathias”, she gave herself an artificial boys name to describe her non conformist attitude and her independent way of thinking, in a time where women did not even have the right to vote.

I had the pleasure to play the role of “Mathias” in the film “The Swing” by the director Percy Adlon.

Jones: Faegheh Atashin (“Googoosh”), Edith Piaf, Alma Deutscher. Show me a list and I’ll pick a few more.

Orski: I’m to unmusical to take any real interest in music. But among artists, I tend to go for the names of modernist art, like Frida Kahlo, Tamare de Lempicka and Niki de Saint Phalle.

Palladino: I have two examples. Growing up in Manhattan, Helen Frankenthaler pursued painting studies at the Dalton School and Bennington College. Having studied under the artist Hans Hoffman, as a young artist she became an important figure in the abstract expressionism artistic movement. In the early years of her career, these compositions tended to be centralized on the canvas. She was a pioneer of color field painting—a style which features large swaths of color as the painting’s “subject.” To achieve the effect of a wash of brilliant color, Frankenthaler thinned her paints with turpentine before applying them to the unprimed canvas. The result of this “soak stain” method was an almost-watercolor-like appearance with color built in organic layers. Her art is pure passion.

One of the world’s greatest pianists, and a legend in classical music is Martha Argerich. She is a sweet wind of prodigious power. When I listen to her music I fly.

Schlick: Why not mentioning Marilyn Monroe, as before, what is that good for? I just pick one.

Jacobsen: Social media is a global phenomenon, which rose rapidly. Instagram has Inta-poetry. Online poetry, more generally, is a thing. Any thoughts on this? Does this trend in different media for poetry spark interest in poetry or not?

Albano: I write poems in English and when I approached online websites of poetry I was caught by surprise by the huge interest non-Italian people have in reading, listening to and writing poetry. I remarked “non-Italian” people because Italy is the cradle of Dante and Petrarca but poets in modern times do not capture a great attention. In the US, instead, public readings of poems and online publications, even insta-poetry, exert an unexpected fascination on the public.

Jaenicke: Obviously people engage in media poetry and as long as they do so they don’t shoot.

Jones: Humans like to celebrate their efficacy by turning basic skills into higher, decorated, romanticized, permanent forms like sculptures, word structures, sound structures, and playing with their variations. So words that rhyme become an exercise in pretty construction, and lines with rhythm also become a structure beyond random speech.

So let us say we want to build
Speech with rhythmic cadence filled

And tickle the mind with concepts new
That nevertheless sound sweet and true.

A game, I say, that will enfold
Male and female, young and old,

So speech is music to feed the mind
With skill that only humans find.

Orski: I certainly hope it does. It’s always good to make poetry, or any kind of literature for that matter, available in more different ways. Spoken word poetry has had the effect to attract new readers (listeners) as well as new writers, and I think that online poetry does so too.

Palladino: Online poetry could be a means capable of bringing many people closer to the poetic world but only if done with determination, intelligence and perception.

“The Princess Saves Herself in This One” by Amanda Lovelace

 Amanda has a fascination with fairytales and monsters and folklore and examines her trademark themes of abuse, mental illness, and grief through those lenses. I like her poems really.

Schlick: It is just a new way to communicate, in 1440 a first system to print was established and allowed to communicate easier, in the very early ages there was word of mouth or wall paintings, we have another reach out and it becomes faster, this is just technological development. But this does not say anything about the quality, neither earlier nor now. We all know that to establish a reach-out or being printed you need to hit some points, be it quality, or be it liaison with the right people in the right network.

Jacobsen: Finally, what efforts have been put forward by high-I.Q. communities to attract more women if any?

Albano: I think that high-I.Q. Communities’ efforts would be vain without a cultural paradigm shift. The educational system itself should pave the way of self-esteem for women who after finishing high school and universities develop a sense of inadequacy even when they reach important roles in their job. Sometimes women themselves inhibit their exceptional potential due to their own prejudices. Or it might be, as I said above, they are less interested in taking tests.

Jaenicke: As an intelligent being one is mostly attracted to other intelligent beings. I do not think this is gender specific.

Women who join high IQ communities tend to look for people with the same intellectual interests or the possibility for fruitful  discussion and not so much for other women.

Again it should not be an issue of gender but of intellectual exchange.

We all have a very limited time on this tiny, not very exceptional planet in midst of a vast universe, where even cats can be dead and alive at the same time.

We should not try to divide ourselves in even smaller groups of black, white, pink orange, green, male, female, queer etc.but should act together as one intelligent, cosmic and spiritual entity.

Jones: I have not found high-IQ communities to make any effort for or against the participation of women. There are, of course, men who would like to have more women around with whom they could form relationships of mutual excitement. Both men and women have an interest in associating with amiable and compatible individuals, of whatever gender. And similar intellects are more likely to match. Of course, everyone has their lifestyle and associations, and only so much time. A high-IQ society can, by mutual agreement, offer activities and programs to which people will be willing and able to give their time. Nowadays interesting conversations don’t require a physical presence. We can find fabulous people to enjoy on social media day and night.

Orski: Most of them, I don’t know about. I do know that some national Mensas have tried to promote their female leaders a little extra, too attract more women by showing role models. Also, as the communities grow, the groups naturally become more diversified, which in itself makes them more attractive.

Palladino: High iq world should pay more attention, foresight and consideration to women who, although different from men, have an equally powerful and extraordinary intelligence.

Schlick: Unfortunately, this remembers me when I started my machine construct engineering education. I was spotlighted as one female under very few doing that and I received the exact same question. The problem later was that I was not at all treated the same as my male counterparts. I was downgraded for not writing “nice” and had to meet the professors in their offices for several hours to show them that my answer was the correct one. Upon looking in my final grades, the downgraded grades were still in place. I do not claim that my answers were perfect but I do claim that the grading was biased towards the males and towards what their view of how a female should be and how she writes by hand. As I am a reversed left-hand writer, this is quite challenging to write “beautiful” with the right hand.

Having said that all, I guess there is not much to do other than demonstrating trust. Allowing females to have an IQ normality curve or not compared to men but not better or worse, just may be differently organized with may be aspects that are highly biased as males mostly produce IQ tests. I think that female intelligence and their way to produce insight is a very interesting topic and this should definitively be more explored.

#See Hare/Woods, Duke University


[1] Clelia Albano is from Italy. She’s a teacher of Italian and Latin, and a painter and poet writing in Italian and English. She has two collections of poetry. She is a member of Capabilis and USIA.

[2] Anja Jaenicke is a German Poet and Actor.

[3] Kate Jones is a “bemused and kindly traveler of this world who likes to leave things better than she found them.” She was born at the dawn of WWII in Budapest, Hungary, with a Type A personality and a philosophical bent. She is a Diplomate of ISPE and a member of American Mensa, a life member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, and generally a Libertarian. Her greatest focus since 1979 is on her company, Kadon Enterprises, Inc., designing and making “playable art” puzzles and games.

[4] Monika Orski is a trustee of The Nordic Mensa Fund, a former
Ordförande/Chairman, Mensa Sverige/Mensa Sweden (2015-2019), a writer,
keynote speaker and IT engineer.

[5] Veronica Palladino, M.D., is a Medical Doctor, Co-Champion of the LexIQ Contest, an author of four books, and a member of a number of High-I.Q. societies, and a Fellow and Advisor of the United Sigma Intelligence Association (USIA).

[6] Dr. Sandra Schlick has the expertise and interest in Mathematics, Methodology for Business Engineers, and Statistics, and coaching and supervision of bachelor, master, and doctoral theses. She supervises M.Sc. theses in Business Information and D.B.A. theses in Business Management. Her areas of competence can be seen in the “Competency Map.” That is to say, her areas of expertise and experience mapped in a visualization presentation. Schlick’s affiliations are the Fernfachhochschule Schweiz: University of Applied Sciences, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences, and AKAD.

[7] Individual Publication Date: August 1, 2022:; Full Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2022:

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.


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American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition, 2010): Jacobsen, S.D. (2022, August 1). Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women. Retrieved from

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): JACOBSEN, S. Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women. In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 30.D, August. 2022. <>.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott. 2022. “Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 30.D.

Chicago/Turabian, Humanities (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott “Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 30.D (August 2022).

Harvard: Jacobsen, S. 2022, ‘Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 30.D. Available from: <>.

Harvard, Australian: Jacobsen, S. 2022, ‘Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women’In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 30.D.,

Modern Language Association (MLA, 7th Edition, 2009): Scott D. Jacobsen. “Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 30.D (2022): August. 2022. Web. <>.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Jacobsen S. Women of the High-I.Q. Communities 1: Clelia Albano, Anja Jaenicke, Kate Jones, Monika Orski, Veronica Palladino, M.D., and Dr. Sandra Schlick on Nature, Social Media, Tests, and Women[Internet]. (2022, August 30(D). Available from:


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