A Shout-Out from Ryan Bledsoe!

At the end of a great episode on Orphism, I just got a shout-out from Ryan Bledsoe and the Gang on Bledsoe Said So for the astrology reading I gave him! Thanks, Ryan!

Four Reasons Folks Don’t Want to Talk about Giftedness

There’s a lot of pushback I’ve often gotten from some acquaintances on the topic of giftedness. After talking with the person, the resistance seems to stem from values of egalitarianism (economic and educational), as well as assumptions about how fast and much children and adolescents develop in the various spheres of their lives. Educators inContinue reading “Four Reasons Folks Don’t Want to Talk about Giftedness”


You might have heard that being gifted means you can “write your own ticket” (as I was told), or that you have a complicated, multiplex potential, also known as “multipotentiality.” Is this true? The answer is, well, complicated. The first validated intelligence tests were oriented towards predicting elementary school achievement across subjects. Furthermore, there areContinue reading “Multipotentiality”

The Temptation of the Gifted: Achievement

It’s important for people interested in intelligence to know that intelligence testing has its origins in predicting school achievement. It has since evolved into broader theoretical frameworks (especially CHC theory) which are more robust and predictive of a broader array of cognitive conditions. But let’s first talk intelligence, and then talk achievement. We know thatContinue reading “The Temptation of the Gifted: Achievement”

The Limitations of Being Gifted

Being more perceptive Being more likely to reach correct conclusions Understanding more of the words being used in the content you are exposed to Drawing connections across different areas of knowledge quickly Absorbing and integrating frameworks of knowledge quickly Creating and testing new mental frameworks on the fly during ambiguous situations All of these areContinue reading “The Limitations of Being Gifted”

Podcast Appearance!

I had the honor of being a guest on Nadja Cereghetti’s podcast, Unleash Monday! We talk about giftedness (of acourse!); the follow-up article on all 12 of Leta Hollingworth’s study of exceptionally gifted children that I co-authored with Will White; the journey of gifted development; setting expectations for success: and more! I hope you’ll giveContinue reading “Podcast Appearance!”


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