Me to a freakin’ T

November 6, 2005

I was going to have a “day of rest” or more accurately a day of re-creation. However, I came home from church, cooked, watched Tremors (I love that movie,) and then did what I said I would not do: started surfing on the computer. I need to write my morning pages. I need to be still and think and process, especially when I feel agitated/anxious like this. When I feel like this is when it is hardest for me to do though. I did do one good recreational thing. I walked on the beach after church. Ahh… Ok now for some morning pages. Really.

Here is a list of characteristics that are common to gifted adults, sans the references. You can read the rest of the article here.

  • A broad knowledge base and seemingly insatiable need for new information that is associated with an insatiable intellectual curiosity.
  • Critical self-scrutiny and self-monitoring.
  • Verbal agility, remarkable expressiveness, and a penchant for in-depth discussion and debate.
  • Exceptionally high standards, idealism, perfectionism, and intense self-criticism.
  • Preference for complexity and novelty and a tolerance of ambiguity.
  • Excitability, multiple interests, high levels of energy…
  • Love of challenge motivated by an intrinsic drive toward fulfillment of potential, meaningful living, and self-actualization.
  • Distinct need for autonomy.
  • Heightened physiological sensitivity and sensory arousal.
  • Feelings of loneliness and emotional distance despite positive relationships and even popularity.
  • Emotional sensitivity and extraordinary responsiveness.
  • History of frustration related to asynchronous development — ability to visualize or conceptualize the desired creative product preceding the attainment of obligatory skills.
  • Compassion, moral integrity and courage, wisdom, global awareness, and potential for humanitarian leadership.
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    2 Responses to “Me to a freakin’ T”

    1. jo_jo Says:

      “History of frustration related to asynchronous development — ability to visualize or conceptualize the desired creative product preceding the attainment of obligatory skills.”

      This is the biggest one for me. For example, I am a much better musician than singer or viola player – I know what I want it to sound like, but I hate practicing to learn the technical skills to achieve the desired result.

      Which one resonnates most for you?
      Best,
      Joanna

    2. Braidwood Says:

      Hi Joanna,

      Oh the musical frustration is one for me too! I either need better skills or better technology to realize the songs I want to create. I really relate to all of those. What came up in my life which prompted me to look for info about gifted adults was the “Distinct need for autonomy” I noticed in myself.


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