One of the many challenges I am back to addressing is that I am in the gifted crowd. On one hand, this sort of takes care of itself. I always have things to catch my attention, from books and projects to ideas and more questions. Then there are the times when being gifted isn’t so easy: When I’m bored or depressed, lonely, misunderstood and out of sinc with everyone around me.
Perhaps the most difficult time for me is when I am working to fit into a group of regular people. I am like a zebra, trying to blend in with a herd of palaminos: It simply does not work.
I have been in a couple of situations recently that required me to “dummy down.” That is like trying to get a halogen lamp to act like a candle.
Can you relate to this? Do you know of more resources? Are you a gifted adult?
I hope we can share information and ideas.
Linda Silverman, PhD developed a scale to measure giftedness. You can find it at
When I was in graduate school in the mid 80’s, one of my peers brought an article to our field placement. It was life changing for me: It was the first time since learning my IQ when I was in high school that I had to consider giftedness.
That article is at
SENG has focused on children for the most part; however, they are doing more with adults.
One site I found that has some really good information is
There are some books out there as well. I am reading one called, “The gift of Being Uncommon, Extra Intelligent Intense and Effective,” by Willem Kuipers
So far, so good.
Have you read any you especially liked?