In her Foreword to the book “Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon” by Willem Kuipers, Linda Silverman of the Gifted Development Center writes:
The vast majority of gifted adults are never identified.
Even those who were tested as children and placed in gifted programs often believe that their giftedness disappeared by the time they reached adulthood.
It does not seem to matter how much success a person achieves—hardly anyone is comfortable saying, “I’m gifted.”
That is why this book, Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon, is such a major breakthrough. Willem Kuipers bypasses the problem by coining a much more palatable term: eXtra intelligent (Xi). And, if someone has a knee-jerk reaction to that idea, Xi can also stand for eXtra intense.
Continued in High Ability site post The Gift of Being Uncommon.
Article publié pour la première fois le 25/01/2011