“Difference is a feature, not a bug”

Of all the things I’ve come to learn over my decades of gifted life, one thing that was difficult for me was to come to terms with the differentness. I wanted so badly to be known. As social creatures, this is a normal state for people. Yet I felt so different, and, in fact, IContinue reading ““Difference is a feature, not a bug””

Children Above 180 IQ: Reflections

At the time I’m writing this, it’s been just over three years since my coauthor, Will White, and I, published our follow-up study of Leta Hollingworth’s original case studies of twelve exceptionally gifted children from the early 20th Century. This effort was among the most rewarding of my varied adult life: scholar, assessment developer, spiritualContinue reading “Children Above 180 IQ: Reflections”

Finding the Others: Groups for the Gifted

One issue that gifted individuals find themselves in is how to cope with loneliness. Having unique quality and degree of perspective is by definition a difference, can be a lonely existence. Finding others who have also had to cope with this difference, building and exploring language related to it can set you on a pathContinue reading “Finding the Others: Groups for the Gifted”