Gifted Inspiration

I have been spending quite a bit of time lately with a group of gifted adults who are, well, nothing less than amazing…

They’ve come from all around the world and have shared their thoughts, feelings and ideas about what it takes to become better and better people, and what we can do to make our world a better and better place to be.  I have been inspired by their strength, their commitment and their endurance through the ups and downs that have filled their lives.

As gifted adults, the road through life isn’t always smooth.  There is a lot of exploring to do, a lot of sensitivities to manage, and a lot of people to interact with.  But step by step through it all we can make it – and not only survive, but rather come out on top – if we have one another to share and reflect with, to learn and grow with.

If you haven’t already, I hope you can also find people to connect with who support and encourage you to be all that you can be.  It sincerely is a blessing like no other.

I invite you to join in our conversations, both here in the Gifted for Life forum, and in the Facebook group, On the Edge: Gifted Adults Redefining Possible.  They may, as they already have for some, truly change your life.




  • Leonardo Terra Pereira

    Hi, could you please clear it up for me?
    I have all the characteristics of a gifted person except that I am not a “leader”, I mean, I can be a leader but I don’t like the spotlight, and I am not too energized/hyperactive(I am a calm and quiet person).
    Can I still be a gifted? What should I do to know if I am really gifted?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Sonia Dabboussi

      There are very many ways to lead. Some in front of the people, and others behind. Many gifted people are introverted and as such don’t find it easy to be in front of the crowd, so you aren’t alone in that sense. You can very well be gifted even if you don’t prefer outright leadership. You just do what you can from where you are now.

      You can find out if you’re gifted in different ways. The most common one is to take an IQ test. If you test above 130 (on most tests) then you’re likely gifted. There are some people who, for various reasons, are gifted yet don’t score above 130 though, so even that isn’t foolproof. Finding yourself in the list of gifted characteristics is another unofficial way. If you see yourself in very many of the things on the list, you could be gifted.

      There isn’t a perfect answer. For now, follow where your inner sense tells you to go and see where you end up (as long as it isn’t over a cliff or something as life-threatening). 🙂

    • Miriam Pia

      You don’t have to show up as a leader to be gifted. Many use technical skills without providing managerial oversight for teams. Not everyone is the team captain so to say. If you learn quickly, at least sometimes, seem to get farther more easily in some subject areas to the extent that you end up feeling weird as the others are left behind in your dust trails, then you may well be gifted in that area. That granted: if you get with real peers in that area the pain may be in showing up as ordinary and mediocre after having left those others in your trail of talent-dust so to speak.

  • Jennifer

    This sentence really caught me:

    “I have been spending quite a bit of time lately with a group of gifted adults who are, well, nothing less than amazing…”

    I haven’t said that since high school (20 years now!). Where does one find a group of gifted people? I can’t tell you how often I’ve wished I could find another “me” to friend… I did send a request through FB for the private group, but I wonder if there are social orgs out there for gifted adults?

    SO glad to find your page. SO glad.