Well, someone finally figured out a great way to express giftedness. What did they say, you ask?
Here’s a bit of background information first:
In the Netherlands in 2006/2007, a group of experts gathered to precisely define what they considered to be giftedness. These expert psychologists, coaches and career coaches, occupational health physicians, and psychiatrists were gifted adults themselves and also worked specifically with gifted clients.
So in looking at giftedness both from the inside and the outside, what did they decide?
A gifted individual is a quick and clever thinker, who is able to deal with complex matters; an individual who is autonomous, curious and passionate; a sensitive and emotionally rich person, who is living intensely. He or she is a person who enjoys being creative.
No complex numbers or formulas. No confusing words. Just a definition from those who have the educational background to describe the essence of giftedness as well as the personal insight to know what it really feels like all the way around.
If you’d like to read more about this study, check out the full article right here.