Wonderful post, Gail. I love the way you explain the transition from childhood to adulthood with each of these traits. Love the "boredom-avoidance plan. Thanks, Paula. Boredom is certainly the bane of existence for many gifted children Thank you very much.
Mar 2, Blog. Issues for Gifted Adults. Lovecky was exploring the characteristics and needs of gifted adults — something few had done at the time. Part of her writing addresses the perceptivity and sensitivity that enable one to have a certain awareness that others may not have. This may indeed be an ability to metaphorically, or perhaps literally, hear the flowers singing. So, as I am preparing to give a keynote at an upcoming conference for and about gifted women, I pulled her article out once again.
By Deirdre V. Reprinted with permission from Journal of Counseling and Development, May No further reproduction authorized without written permission of the American Counseling Association.
Their high intelligence can cause them to dysfunction when adapting to the work situation, sometimes leading to absenteeism and disability. Hardly any scientific research on this topic has been performed. This article describes some characteristics of gifted people. The problems at work are explained using examples from the work floor.