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    ^+1, I was like that when young too. My little niece is the same.

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    +2 for me as well; especially the one about feeling overwhelmed by many interests and abilities.

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    ^Yes, I used to find it very distressing that I will never be able to pursue everything that interests me to the degree I want to. :/

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    +3 (but maybe there are equally as many negative traits to cancel abovementioned out to anything productive to come out or just one).

    Although I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................... ..........................
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    I'm so gifted that I'm not gifted, I am a gift to humanity, shit.
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    I wasn't exactly termed as gifted until I was around twenty three...which
    was confirmed when I was about twenty six. Especially the long term me-
    mory, perceptiveness and ability to retain information. I stunk in math to
    say the least but was advanced in vocabulary and reading and was told I
    was a natural for things like musical instruments, singing and acting and
    even though there were foreign languages I concentrated on specifically I
    had the abilities to teach myself things about other ones researching orig-
    ins and looking for the 'latin roots' and noticing how even though they we-
    re different forms of words could be traced from one language to the oth-
    er, but I couldn't be termed as autistic/aspergers which i was a little wat-
    ched for because I had the social skills and seemed uninhibited in approa-
    ching new people and getting to know them easily and had a few close fr-
    ends of my own age so i left a few aptitude testers scratching their heads
    as to what to do with me. I didn't get in much trouble but I was still se-
    en as trouble by people in positions of authority sometimes because I had
    an independent streak and could ignore any clique that was pressuring
    me to go along with what they wanted someone they knew to hear since
    I had a lot of friends who were termed nerds/brains/uncool etc but i still
    had friends that were head cheerleaders or guys who were known for their
    athletic abilities in the school days and have friends who are partiers or
    work in clothing stores that you can have fashion chats with so I was seen
    as a threat to the 'social order' or set standards of ways for doing things
    because I didn't wait until something got back to me to make up my own mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunset5678 View Post
    I wasn't exactly termed as gifted until I was around twenty three...which
    was confirmed when I was about twenty six. Especially the long term me-
    mory, perceptiveness and ability to retain information. I stunk in math to
    say the least but was advanced in vocabulary and reading and was told I
    was a natural for things like musical instruments, singing and acting and
    even though there were foreign languages I concentrated on specifically I
    had the abilities to teach myself things about other ones researching orig-
    ins and looking for the 'latin roots' and noticing how even though they we-
    re different forms of words could be traced from one language to the oth-
    er, but I couldn't be termed as autistic/aspergers which i was a little wat-
    ched for because I had the social skills and seemed uninhibited in approa-
    ching new people and getting to know them easily and had a few close fr-
    ends of my own age so i left a few aptitude testers scratching their heads
    as to what to do with me. I didn't get in much trouble but I was still se-
    en as trouble by people in positions of authority sometimes because I had
    an independent streak and could ignore any clique that was pressuring
    me to go along with what they wanted someone they knew to hear since
    I had a lot of friends who were termed nerds/brains/uncool etc but i still
    had friends that were head cheerleaders or guys who were known for their
    athletic abilities in the school days and have friends who are partiers or
    work in clothing stores that you can have fashion chats with so I was seen
    as a threat to the 'social order' or set standards of ways for doing things
    because I didn't wait until something got back to me to make up my own mind
    Wall of text hits you for 1,704 damage.

    But your experience sounds typical of an NT in the educational system.

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    College was awesome for me, more of a challenge and I got a chance to meet different types of people. I hated high school with a passion and couldn't wait to get out of town!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post
    Gifted Adults
    Characteristics of Gifted Adults
    perfectionistic and sets high standards for self and others
    has strong moral convictions
    is highly sensitive, perceptive or insightful
    fascinated by words or an avid reader
    feels out-of-sync with others
    is very curious
    has an unusual sense of humour
    a good problem solver
    has a vivid and rich imagination
    questions rules or authority
    has unusual ideas or connects seemingly unrelated ideas
    thrives on challenge
    learns new things rapidly
    has a good long-term memory
    feels overwhelmed by many interests and abilities
    is very compassionate
    feels outrage at moral breaches that the rest of the world seems to take for granted
    has passionate, intense feelings
    has a great deal of energy
    can't switch off thinking
    feels driven by creativity
    loves ideas and ardent discussion
    needs periods of contemplation
    searches for ???? in their life
    feels a sense of alienation and loneliness
    is very perceptive
    feels out of step with others
    Not the best link.......actually all my links are making a liar out of me....but in my previous research independence of thought was a defining characteristic of a gifted person.
    I have trouble with the concept too....I only found out I was gifted on the last day of high school. I hadn't been through any special programmes or anything, and I just forgot about it. A friend brought up the possibility last year again when she dropped a paper off about gifted adult experiences, with the words "If you tell me none of this reminds you of you, I'll kick you".
    Ok, I appear to be a gifted adult. This pretty much describes me and I was in accelerated and honors classes all through school, even when I started slacking in high school, I still made a perfect score on the AP lit exam.

    I would love to be a teacher. I would love to be the kind of teacher that I wish I had. I did have some good teachers, and a couple of great teachers. The problem isn't really the teachers it's THE SYSTEM.

    The System isn't getting better, either, it's getting worse. It's as though they're trying to make things even more regimented and structured than it was before. "No Child Left Behind" is a crock of steaming shit that is pushing what creativity was left in the classroom right out of the window. Everything is centered around standardized testing now.

    There are some improvements being made in learning, though. Many of you probably don't even know how many flaming hoops of fire a person has to go through to even become a teacher these days. About 800 clock hours of in-school observation spread out over semesters, not just one semester of student teaching as in the olden days. There are also vast improvements being made in the way that concepts are taught by interdisciplinary thematic units and utilizing reader-response theory in the classroom instead of forcing old-fashioned efferent learning down kids' throats.

    I would love to be a teacher. I would love to bring creativity into the classroom. I'm terrified to teach middle or high school because although that was my original goal, I have since learned that elementary school seems to be the last bastion of the tiniest squeak of creativity in the public school system. I very well could become a teacher - I have the grades and the interest. What I don't have patience for is the regimented bullshit that keeps some very good teachers from being the teachers that they actually want to be.

    I think that's why there's a teacher shortage: most people don't want to do it, and even the intelligent people who passionately do want to do it are getting scared away by the present state of The System.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I'm an ESFJ with an IQ estimated in the 150s. How alienated do you think I felt in school? I was too smart and bored to enjoy the regimentation, but I didn't relate to the few other gifted students, either.




    Yeah, but some of us are in that <1%. Small numbers of people still count.
    Amen to that. I'm not really gifted, just took an IQ test in high school and got a 143 - I don't know how accurate that is...I suck at online tests.

    Anyway, I get exactly what you mean. Although I enjoyed having a bit of structure due to my haphazard nature, I didn't like not being able to go at my own pace sometimes. Some teachers gave me that freedom and that was awesome. The other good students were 'different' from me, though....

    I wasn't really part of any clique - not the jocks, not the cheerleaders, not the student gov folks, not the intelligent folks, not the punkers or rockers, not the dumbasses who slept all day, not the slackers, the sports fanatics, or the QUESTION AUTHORITY anarchists, not the wackos or the mentally ill, not the loners, not the geeks or freaks, NO ONE.

    LOL What does that make me???
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