The picture that goes along with this post is actually a really awesome way of looking at giftedness. So many times when you talk to people about being gifted they say right away that there's no way they could be gifted because they're unlike so-and-so-gifted-person in such-and-such way.
When you see the way this graph looks, you realize immediately that each gifted adult who falls outside of the majority of the concentric circles is basically by him or herself out there. There aren't too many others close by. It shows how lonely giftedness can be because there isn't anyone within immediate reaching distance like them.
You also realize that the components of giftedness for each person can be very different. Some people have many standard gifted characteristics while others have fewer, lthough they are all gifted. Some people are broadly gifted and are good at many things while others are super-fantastic in certain areas and virtually terrible in others.
Isn't giftedness amazing?