Elysian Trust has a number of social programs that operate as social clubs or online societies for our members. Each focuses on supporting those with unusual cognitive abilities in the highest range for which psychometrics says we can reliably test. That ceiling is normally at the 3-sigma (around the upper 99.9th percentile or 1-in-1000) level, but not always. Many of these social clubs also have opportunities for members to work as freelance consultants or participate in focus groups, which give members an additional outlet for their mental faculties. However, we chiefly hope to have members who are working on a genius project or willing to assist others on their genius projects.
In order for the societies to function properly, they have to screen for civility as well as the specific cognitive ability that they seek to foster. Since behavior is so important, demonstrating the targeted cognitive ability alone—even at a level much higher than the minimum—is not enough to become a member of any of the societies, although the societies can still do outreach work with and for such individuals.
In addition to the social programs listed below, Elysian Trust continues to closely follow the current research on the different dimensions of human intellectual and cognitive ability. Should another testable type of cognitive ability be discovered, Elysian Trust is committed to creating and fostering a society based on that ability, including providing a service to those who demonstrate a 3-sigma aptitude in the new theoretical domain.
Volant is Elysian Trust’s society for members who demonstrate a high IQ.
Interrobang is the Elysian Trust’s society for members who demonstrate exceptional creativity.
SOLAR is Elysian Trust’s society for members who score high on critical thinking tests.
Hard Problems Club is Elysian Trust’s society for members who are focused on solving hard problems through collaboration and/or tenacity.
Wavelength is the Elysian Trust’s society for members with exceptionally high EQs.
Trishula is Elysian Trust’s society for members with exceptionally high intuition capacities.