What are the characteristics of gifted adults?

What are the characteristics of gifted adults?

These traits were termed overexcitabilities, that is, wider and more intense experiences in psychomotor, sensual, intellectual, imaginational, and emotional areas. Gifted adults seem to be characterized by imaginational, intellectual, and emotional overexcitabilities.

Do gifted people have social problems?

Kids who are exceptionally advanced intellectually (aka ‘gifted’) are no more or less likely than others to have social problems. This can lead to trouble with peers who don’t like another kid pointing out their mistakes, and with teachers or parents with control or self-esteem issues.

Do gifted people have anxiety?

Verbally gifted underachievers can also tend to be high-strung and anxious. 10 Most people might find it hard to understand why a child would resist completing easy work, but when the work is not challenging and a child is not motivated to do it, they can become anxious about it.

What are signs of being gifted?

Early Signs of Giftedness Include:

  • Unusual alertness in infancy.
  • Less need for sleep in infancy.
  • Long attention span.
  • High activity level.
  • Smiling or recognizing caretakers early.
  • Intense reactions to noise, pain, frustration.
  • Advanced progression through the developmental milestones.
  • Extraordinary memory.

What are the effects of being a gifted adult?

When the conditions listed above do not exist, gifted adults will also suffer greatly. They will most likely experience high levels of stress, anxiety, agitation, depression and depletion. Major bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts and feelings are also not uncommon.

Is there any literature on highly exceptional giftedness?

The relatively little that has been written about the experience and cognition of the highly, exceptionally or profoundly gifted is proportionally consistent with the incidence of the phenomena, but the unfortunate result is that the net is cast wide in the existing literature on giftedness.

How is giftedness defined in terms of IQ?

Traditionally, levels of giftedness are defined by IQ scores, but anyone who knows me and my work knows that I struggle to define any level of giftedness by intellectual intelligence measures alone, though I admit that intellectual intelligence is an obviously important factor in the make-up of a gifted person.

Can a moderately gifted person feel like an alien?

We all know that a mild or moderately gifted person can feel a strong sense of being an “alien” in a group of non-gifted people; so too can a highly, exceptionally or profoundly gifted person feel a strong sense of being an “alien” in a group of mild or moderately gifted people (the same is true between profoundly and highly gifted too, and so on).