An international society for intellectually highly gifted persons


The HighPotentialsSociety was founded in 2002 by Dr. Max Tiefenbacher. The central idea was creating a forum for intellectually highly talented people. Only entrance criteria is an intelligence quotient (IQ) which corresponds to the 98th percentile (IQ of at least 132 at a scale with a mean average value of 100 and a standard deviation of 16).

IQ Distribution

This forum shall make possible an exchange of ideas, knowledge, projects etc. at an international level. At the moment the HighPotentialsSociety has over 420 members from over 35 nations. The exchange finds place in different forums, e-mail lists and the magazine “InsideOut”. The membership is free.

If you are interested to become a member, then send an e-mail with the proof of your QUALIFICATION to the following address (membership officer):

MO (at) highpotentialssociety.org

If you don't have any sufficient qualification till now, you can try one of our free


Which advantages do you have of a membership in the HighPotentialsSociety?

Contact to other members at an international level. Interesting people of different nations, religions, professions etc. by

::: free membership

::: membership certificate

::: email-list

::: private discussion forums

::: joint ventures

::: Society Magazine

::: Archives


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