donderdag 8 juli 2010

Giftedness characteristics

Characteristics often experienced by gifted individuals:
Are you a good problem solver?   Can you concentrate for long periods of time?
Are you perfectionistic?
Do you persevere with your interests?  Are you an avid reader?  
Do you have a vivid imagination?
Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles?   Often connect seemingly unrelated ideas?
Do you enjoy paradoxes?
Do you set high standards for yourself?  
Do you have a good long-term memory?   
Are you deeply compassionate?
Do you have persistent curiosity?   
Do you have an excellent sense of humor? 
Are you a keen observer?
Do you have a love of mathematics?   
Do you need periods of contemplation?  
Do you search for meaning in your life?
Are you aware of things that others are not?   
Are you fascinated by words?  
Are you highly sensitive?   
Do you have strong moral convictions?
Do you often feel out-of-sync with others?    
Are you perceptive or insightful? 
Do you often question rules or authority?
Do you have organized collections?   
Do you thrive on challenge?   
Do you have extraordinary abilities and deficits?
Do you learn new things rapidly?    
Feel overwhelmed by many interests/abilities?    
Do you have a great deal of energy?
Often take a stand against injustice?   
Do you feel driven by your creativity?   
Love ideas and ardent discussion?
Were you advanced developmentally in childhood?   
Have unusual ideas or perceptions?   
Are you a complex person?
"If 75% of these characteristics fit you, you are probably a gifted adult.
"Giftedness was not commonly identified in children until recently, so many adults are unaware that they were gifted as children. But even those who were identified tend to believe their giftedness disappeared before adulthood."

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