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Characteristics of Giftedness
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December 27, 2010


Sonia Dabboussi

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Giftedness is generally thought of in terms of having a high IQ (above 130).  But there is so much more involved when you look inside a gifted person.  This list gives a unique view of the inner working of the gifted and brings to light the essence of so much…


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January 6, 2011


Hope

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Of course everybody wants to relate to this list. I bet if you did a study where you made a list of good traits and said it was a horoscope for every persons month, almost everyone would say that describes themself.

January 15, 2011


Sonia Dabboussi

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I agree in the sense that all people, or almost all people, want to see the good in themselves and want to know there's something special about them.

At the same time, this is a long list with quite a few oddball kinds of characteristics which might make the people who don't really fit think twice. Who's going to be in a hurry to admit that they're naive, or that they do the 'outwardly foolish thing', or maybe took a little too long in the toilet training stage?

Not all of these things apply to everyone who's gifted, but if someone says they have all of the 'good' traits and none of the 'bad, it might make you wonder…

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April 19, 2011


Kristien Dirven

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That's what I've been experiencing too, Sonia, since "coming out" to some people.
I had sent them a list with characteristics of gifted people, just to inform them on how and who I really am

(which was my first effort to try and reach out to them and at the same time trying to "claime me back").
I got zero to no reaction, except for some "I'm like that as well" when it came to some of the positive traits.

Of course I like the positives as well, but to me it is so much more worth to own up (to myself) about the more negative traits (if you can call them that). Cuz these are the interesting ones to work with for myself… this is how I learn more about myself.

I'm not afraid to look in the mirror and see something I don't like, cuz that way I can do something about it/me (whether I always succeed is something else of course ;-) but at least then I'm aware of it).

July 24, 2012


Kev

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I also see online so many people claim they are gifted. in all honestly i do not believe so. there is a thing called the dunning kruger effect in psychology. also alot of people are just stuck up and want to believe they are special. being gifted is not something to be proud of, it is something God has given you, because he believes you can do his will and do things to make the world better. I see straight through these people online that think they are gifted and use big words and correct spellings.. like the famous quote put it "if you cannot explain something simply, you don;t know it well enough"

I actually got bored in school, challenged teachers never liked learning cause i knew they knew less than i did, and at times thought they were even wrong. obviously teachers dont like that, so i didnt do well acedimically, i got into fights, i was a rebel. so you can start to see why being too smart is actually a flaw, as they say, i am too smart for my own good. more often or not, if you are working in a call center doing a normal job, you may be highly intelligent, but not gifted… a gifted individual would not be happy with that. it would have to be creative and challenging, or you would have to be the boss. for all that dont believe in God, i challenge your giftedness also, any gifted person would feel there is a God. God is who gave us our gifts. i am not saying we shouldnt question weather God exists, but my life is like a movie, and like a fairytale and i believe that myself.. all gifted people should have the hightent sensitivity to feel and know this, which 98% of other people cant. if you are a realist, and then most certainly you are not gifted. we gifted people dream

July 24, 2012


Kev

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being Gifted is not all that. it actually has many flaws, unless you achieve what you want in life, being Gifted is more of a curse than a gift. 98% of the people annoy me due to their stupidity in things I see and know, which they don't. also things that are so obvious and simple to me, is complicated for them. which makes alot of misunderstanding because, Its hard to know how stupid people really are. I lived most of my life thinking people knew and saw what i did, and could see things I could, or that they were just as good as me. but boy was I wrong.

I use tell people things was easy and that they could do it, but they never could, and this would upset people cause it would look like i was showing off and shoving it in their face. when infact to ME it was easy, i was not showing off, i genuinely believed they could do it but just wasnt trying or concentrating enough. It is only now i am 27 I realise how stupid people actually are, and how they are soooooo flawed, it leaves me very very worried about life and the world in general. I doesnt suprise me at all how people make mistakes, and never learn, it is because they are so stupid they cannot understand how to change. and this is infact around 80% of the world.. however the other 18% are bright and may see their flaws… but for me still 98% of the people are still below my logic and understanding, which fulstrates me cause i seem to understand everybody but noone understands me.. I can entertain people if i wanted, but it would bore me to death in doing so, and also noone can entertain me.. the list goes on.. being gifted in the 2% of the world, I am actually in the 1% can be lonely… not cause peopel dont like me or that i dont get along with people, cause i do, i also happen to be very lucky i am gifted with people too, which alot of gifted people happen to fail on….

the problem is, to sync with these people i have to lower my intelligence so much it bores me. and because i thrive on being honest, challengin mentally. living like this would just be worthless. let alone finding a wife that is going to not get on my nerves… just hope God helps me succeed in my dreams, or ill have one hard life ahead of me.

physical work is not the hardest, physical pain is not the hardest, it is the emotional and mental struggle and pain gifted people have to live through. thats why you see so many gifted celebrities and famous people self destruct.. it's so lonely even when you are surrounded by people..

August 30, 2012


John

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Being labelled as "gifted" is not always a dream. It can often be a nightmare. I was seeing all manner of psychiatrists when I was a boy. I am now forty and am still seeing them. Being gifted means you know more about yourself than anyone should yet remaining powerless to do anything to change your plight. I never dated. I've never driven a car. Never had any children. For all the accolades and awards I've received Im still driven to find the one thing that will bring some sense to it all. Anyone who holds the notion that it would be nice to be "gifted" clearly isn't. The only silver lining to gifted mess is that I have come to build relationships with others that are and have exchanged a certain slavery to creation for the servanthood of friendship.



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