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Are you Gifted?
Yes. 53%  53%  [ 47 ]
Some days I feel gifted. 33%  33%  [ 29 ]
No. 14%  14%  [ 12 ]
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24 Dec 2007, 5:06 pm

Eire wrote:
In sixth grade I tested as gifted. In high school I was in remedial classes. :?

So I don't know.

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24 Dec 2007, 5:27 pm

Okay. I missed two of them. Don't know how accurate test is. But yeah, am high IQ and gifted. That is why I am soooo successful and wealthy! :lol:

Oh. I spose my clumsiness spoiled my real chances for wealth. Besides I never married into a rich family. That would have shown giftedness.


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24 Dec 2007, 5:36 pm

i am very good at english literature. And Ok at History. I think i am gifted at some things, others no way, maths dont go there, french dont go theree!! !

A girl in my year thinks i will come out with A*s and As in my gcses this year because i work so hard but i dont want to think that far in case im disapointed. i am predicted Bs and cs and A in literature ad will jst be happy if i meet my predicted grades.

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24 Dec 2007, 5:42 pm

I am gifted only in art and knowledge in psychology. That's it. I'm basically not that bright. I took an IQ test and my results were negative. I think I am an idiot savant. Everything else I am dumb. I can't even live on my own due to my stupidity. I have no intelligence outside of my beautiful wildlife art. In art I am a genius. I suck at math or other useful things. My vocabulary in writing is pathetic. I write at a one year old level. Me so dumb. I had a CAT scan and an MRI and they determined that I have no brain in a condition called anencephaly. I'm brainless! Don't know how I survived.



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24 Dec 2007, 6:57 pm

Another Topic to ponder.

I would not call myself "gifted" in the usual sense of the word. Certainly not at my age. Teachers thought I was "suffering" from the disability called "retardation." When I found out about this I then knew there was absolutely no such thing as that "r" word. I certainly did not feel "out of it" if that is what they were implying. And what if I was? What could I do? I always detested school and preferred to go off into my own world where I was safe. It was not that I was unrealistic, it was just that I got the impression reality was a painful place that certainly did not want me as a member.

Now that I am an adult, I am very rooted in this world, as this is all I know. I suppose my children keep me here, else I may just escape the bounds of gravity, which actually does not seem all that undesireable sometimes. But at any rate I know I have every right to be here, to be a contributing member of society, whether I have a challenge or not. This applies to all of humanity. Diversity should be welcomed, and I have a hunch that if more human beings felt needed and wanted there would be less trouble in the world. A simple idea, but it is worth a try.

Many of us may have been born on the wrong planet (not the website) but it is the wrong assumption that we are wrong or flawed.



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24 Dec 2007, 7:11 pm

MsBehaviour wrote:
"One way to identify gifted individuals is their style of thinking. They usually employ divergent thinking. Their style is original and they tend to come up with crazy ideas, which other people find strange. But sometimes it is these crazy ideas that go on to become the most recognized ones of our time."


Actually, I almost got kicked out of gifted school and put in special ed because I fit the above description. They saw divergent thinking as pathology. Kids got into the "gifted" program by having high IQ scores. In order to stay in it, you had to excel at rote learning.



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24 Dec 2007, 11:24 pm

I am intelligent when it comes to verbal tasks and general knowledge, but somewhat dumb when it comes to the social aspect of life. I am also something of a klutz. I'm not at all athletic. The only physical activity I have any kind of endurance for is walking. I have tried to run, but it hurts my feet.



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25 Dec 2007, 1:25 am

What does "gifted" mean? Does it mean you are good at something? Lots of people are good at something or other. I can do many things in art, mechanics, general household tasks. I doubt I am really great in anything and I have not been able to turn my various abilities to earn a great income. I get by. I don't get along commercially in social characteristics and I hate selling and have no idea about how much to charge for my services. I have no idea about whether I am "gifted" or not and I doubt the standards about how to find out.



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25 Dec 2007, 11:36 am

I may be wrong, but I see my situation as follows: I have superior intelligence, but, because I have to hold a full-time job and look after myself on my own, my brain has to constantly focus on mundane issues and there is no mental energy left for engaging in deep intellectual thought.

If I was able to withdraw from the world and focus on intellectual pursuits, who knows what I would come up with? Physics and philosophy are my special interests.



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25 Dec 2007, 11:48 am

smallholder wrote:
I may be wrong, but I see my situation as follows: I have superior intelligence, but, because I have to hold a full-time job and look after myself on my own, my brain has to constantly focus on mundane issues and there is no mental energy left for engaging in deep intellectual thought.

If I was able to withdraw from the world and focus on intellectual pursuits, who knows what I would come up with? Physics and philosophy are my special interests.


I've felt the same way before. Menial jobs require a lot of energy because there is such great emphasis on social skills. Working full-time in one of those jobs leaves me with little energy for anything else. The stress makes my thoughts more repetitive. And it doesn't help that people at those jobs treat me like I'm an idiot because I'm clumsy and not so socially adept. I took refuge in graduate school and have felt better since.



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25 Dec 2007, 11:56 am

Characteristics of gifted individuals:
If 75 per cent of the following 37 characteristics fit you, you are probably a gifted adult.

Are you a good problem solver?
Can you concentrate for long periods of time?
Are you a perfectionist?
Do you persevere with your interests?
Are you an avid reader?
Do you have a vivid imagination?
Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles?
Often connect seemingly unrelated ideas?
Do you enjoy paradoxes?
Do you set high standards for yourself?
Do you have a good long-term memory?
Are you deeply compassionate?
Do you have persistent curiosity?
Do you have a good sense of humor?

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Are you a keen observer?
Do you love mathematics?
Do you need periods of contemplation?
Do you search for meaning in your life?
Are you aware of things that others are not?
Are you fascinated by words?
Are you highly sensitive?
Do you have strong moral convictions?
Do you often feel out-of-sync with others?
Are you perceptive or insightful?
Do you often question rules or authority?
Do you have organized collections?
Do you thrive on challenge?
Do you have extraordinary abilities and deficits?
Do you learn new things rapidly?
Feel overwhelmed by many interests/abilities?
Do you have a great deal of energy?
Often take a stand against injustice?
Do you feel driven by your creativity?
Love ideas and ardent discussion?
Did you have developmentally advanced childhood?
Have unusual ideas or perceptions?
Are you a complex person?
*Adapted from the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development.

>>>Now, see, this is exactly what I mean...associate all these characteristics with AS and it's aberrant, pathological.

But stick a label called 'Gifted' on it and it's all fine and dandy!

(I'm officially both. Fine and dandy AND aberrant!!) :lol:



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25 Dec 2007, 12:55 pm

Yes, I'm gifted.

Today I received a Lord of the Rings boxed DVD set and a Dave Barry book.

And lots of chocolate.

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25 Dec 2007, 1:23 pm

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I may be wrong, but I see my situation as follows: I have superior intelligence, but, because I have to hold a full-time job and look after myself on my own, my brain has to constantly focus on mundane issues and there is no mental energy left for engaging in deep intellectual thought.

If I was able to withdraw from the world and focus on intellectual pursuits, who knows what I would come up with? Physics and philosophy are my special interests.


I've felt the same way before. Menial jobs require a lot of energy because there is such great emphasis on social skills. Working full-time in one of those jobs leaves me with little energy for anything else. The stress makes my thoughts more repetitive. And it doesn't help that people at those jobs treat me like I'm an idiot because I'm clumsy and not so socially adept. I took refuge in graduate school and have felt better since.





It's nice to know there are like minded souls out there!



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25 Dec 2007, 2:27 pm

There are lots of people in Mensa who spend their time congratulating each other on their intellects and accomplish nothing extraordinary in their lives. A successful life is due, to a very large degree, to evaluating whatever resources are available and working them hard to accomplish something useful, novel and worthwhile. No doubt it is delightful to have intrinsic gifts but if they are not worked hard to their limits there is very little point in congratulating one's self on having them. And, no doubt, a great amount of luck is involved in success.



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25 Dec 2007, 2:30 pm

depends on what your asking about...

academics no im absolute s**t for academics... probably below average - average....

for my obsession areas i am DEFINITELY GIFTED

powerchairs, assistive technology, stock market, neurological diseases and disabilities, sensory integration disorders.


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