As gifted adults we are perpetually in the process of striving toward self-actualization. We want to become absolutely everything we can be and experience all of the world in its magnificent totality. But some say that for gifted women this is a nearly unattainable goal…


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Hey gifted adults, when is ‘childish’ not something negative?  When it refers to the way children are free to explore the world and jump into creative ventures without fear.  So maybe we have something yet to learn from those who are younger than we are…


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“It’s as plain as the nose on your face,” they say.  Nothing could be more obvious.  But sometimes, even though we can see the truth of the matter as clearly as a black rabbit on a fresh bed of white snow, no one else seems to notice it.  So do we bring it out into the open, or not?


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As gifted adults, we make a point of doing everything we do as well as possible.  And for the most part, that little bit of perfectionism is helpful.  But it does tend to work against us if we end up becoming perfect procrastinators


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As gifted adults, our highly sensitive selves often reach momentous peaks and seemingly bottomless valleys in our emotional experiences.  We search for meaning in our lives, contemplate ideas like the finality of death vs. the possibility of an afterlife, and wonder how we can help the world we live in.  But what about when we can’t find all the answers, or when we realize that maybe there aren’t even answers after all?


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As gifted adults, this is ever so true for us.  We have an abundance of skills, talents and passions that allow us to follow so many different paths, quite a few of which we seem to be on at any given time.   So how can we even begin to decide who it is we want to be?


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As gifted adults, we are always in search of a bigger challenge, more in depth learning, more skillful abilities.  And when it comes to becoming better people, we search high and low for the best ways to do this as well.  But sometimes what we’re really looking for isn’t hard to find.  As a matter of fact, it may be hidden in plain sight…


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As gifted adults we have a world of opportunities open to us. So you would think that we would all have big hopes and dreams, and exhilarating adventures all planned out.  But most of us don’t.  Why?


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As gifted adults we’ve got the intelligence and the perceptiveness and the intensity to succeed, so why aren’t more of us standing in the winner’s circle?


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As well-developed gifted adults, we tune in to our intuitions on a regular basis. We’ve learned that when we trust our instincts things tend to work out rather well for us. But if we tell other people that’s how we’ve made a decision or chosen a course of action they’re usually quick to dismiss both us and our ideas. So what if we found another way to express what we feel so that others would still take us seriously?


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Giftedness is most often defined with reference to an IQ score of 130+.  But not everyone who is intellectually gifted is successful in life.  Why?  Some say it has to do with our EQ, or Emotional Intelligence…


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As gifted adults, the search for meaning and purpose in our lives is ever present.  Whether we’re fully conscious of our search or if it’s hidden somewhere in the back of our minds, it’s always there.  We want to know why we are here, what life is all about, and what the point of it all is.  But in this process, sometimes something terrible happens…


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The constant pressure to succeed. The need to produce nothing less than an A in every class. The feeling that no matter what you do it’s never quite good enough, that there’s something more you should be doing, something more you should know. Can this all become too much?


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Is there something really wrong with being gifted?  The word, amazingly enough, has a lot of negative connotations for a lot of people, so if someone learns that it has been associated with them, far too often they quickly recoil and deny the entire idea…


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Many gifted adults are afraid to reveal their giftedness for fear of being chastised by others for saying that the way they perceive the world just isn’t like everyone else.

Well, it’s time to step out of the closet because neuroscience’s first glimpses into the physical differences of gifted brains have revealed quite eye-opening results…


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As gifted adults, focus is something that we most definitely have.  If we’re very interested in and passionate about what we are doing at any given moment, the world could end and we probably wouldn’t even notice.  And for the most part, this characteristic is a very good thing.  But it does have a darker side…


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Not outer space – or at least I haven’t heard about any gifted adults who’ve gotten lost out there recently.  I’m talking here about inner space.  The vastness of the internal thoughts of our gifted minds.  And although being lost in inner space can be a truly exhilarating adventure, sometimes it gets us in trouble.


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Being highly sensitive is one of the blessings of being a gifted adult. When the world for so many people is a dull and lifeless place, for us it’s full of excitement, energy and sensory experiences.

But what about when it gets to be too much?


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That’s a question that many people ask, even gifted adults themselves.  So what then is the answer?


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As gifted adults, our motivation to achieve on many levels ranges anywhere from lurking somewhere in the depths of our minds to being full-in-the-face present all the time.  The problem for us is not that we need to find something to work toward accomplishing. The problem is that we actually have to go out there and accomplish it.

So if we have a lot of ideas about exciting things we’d like to do or explore, why aren’t we doing them?


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