Relatively little that has been written about the unique experience and cognition of highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted people. In this article, intergifteds founding director jennifer harvey sallin explores how high cognition is defined by meta-thinking and mind-matrixing, and illustrates the particular internal and social experiences of the rarely found highly, exceptionally and.
When we discuss giftedness, gifted adults readily say they are different from the norm. After some exploration, they say they did not know that these differences are normal for the gifted. One note before we explore the characteristics of gifted adults.
Gifted adults have a heightened capacity to appreciate the beauty and the wonderment in our universe. They deeply experience the richness of the world and see beauty in human relations, nature, literature. Gifted adults crave interchanging ideas with other gifted adults and many love to engage in intense intellectual discussions.
This article by philip powell and tony haden compares the differences of average, moderately and extremely gifted individuals. The authors explore the psychological difficulties of the highly gifted, especially in terms of self-esteem and self-conception. The article discusses the difficulties the extremely gifted have in obtaining consistent, accurate and valid feedback in regard to their.
Gifted, talented & creative adults need to identify, understand and meet their intellectual, creative, social and emotional needsand the world will be a better and much happier place for all. Imagine, for a moment, a world where gifted, talented & creative adults and their specialized needs are understood, respected, valued and included.
Gifted women gifted adults a links page for gifted women (men are welcome, too!).
Certain traits in gifted adults show themselves in various, sometimes opposing ways. Something that i immediately notice is that gifted people are ana.