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Emotional, psychological and social issues affecting people with exceptional ability and multiple talents.

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The other day, someone mentioned that throughout their life, they’ve used their multipotentialite pursuits as a way of growing their confidence. In other words, by diving into new things and acquiring new skills, they’ve learned to believe in themselves more as a person. I’ve never thought about it that way, but it makes sense. It’s pretty damn hard to develop your confidence if you’re not pursuing your passions.

I’ve written before about my experiences with childhood bullying. It’s something that a lot of multipotentialites seem to have experienced (apparently when you do origami at recess and play violin in an orchestra, other kids think you’re weird…) And yet the truth is that the worst, most enduring bullying I ever experienced was not inflicted by my classmates at all, but by myself... Many amazing people had low confidence growing up. Having no confidence is a blessing: you can learn to build your confidence from scratch. [Photo: Nicole Kidman has struggled with impostor feelings.]


Imagine having a business that allows you to focus on many of your interests and use all of your skills on a regular basis. In Renaissance Business, you’ll learn to use your multipotentiality so that instead of it being an obstacle to income, it becomes fuel for income. My resume reads like it belongs to ten different people. Music, film, web design, law, business, personal development, writing, dance, sexuality, education – all of these are or have been interests of mine. They come and go (and sometimes come again).

By Marie-Josée Salvas. A good friend of mine could be the next Martha Stewart. In fact, let’s call her Martha. Martha loves to cook and does it beautifully. She is equally talented at home design. Having studied fashion, she can also help just about any lady plan a make-over, including hair, make-up or clothing style. But it’s a real shame to see her go to the same federal office day after day so she can send emails, make photocopies, stamp paperwork, and align numbers in the right columns.

The parents of gifted children are often raising those kids well, but I have had too many sensitive patients who were gifted but too distressed to ever show their talents because their parents and teachers had no idea about how to meet the special needs of an HSC [highly sensitive child]. // Women who identify with the Great Mother, or are identified by others with Aphrodite (e.g. Marilyn Monroe), for example, or men who identify with the Hero (JFK, Martin Luther King Jr.) will sooner or later try to do things or be expected to do things beyond human capabilities, or be scapegoated for failing, or martyred in some way.

By Mariana Ashley.  Bill Bradley, retired NBA player, US Senator, and US presidential candidate, said "Ambition is the path to success.  Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."  Any high-ability student knows the truth of this quote, as they have likely received accolades, awards, and praise for their efforts and ambitions.  But these students also know the darker side of ambition, the side known only by the few who walk that path and have seen its thorns and shadows.

He estado pensando acerca de los diferentes tipos de perfeccionismo, después de una discusión que tuve con un superdotado sobreviviente de trauma. Pude distinguir con mayor claridad que algunos aspectos de su perfeccionismo tenían que ver con su experiencia de vivir con altas capacidades y otros estaban relacionados con problemas en su familia de origen.

La persona que me llama por teléfono dice que comenzó a llorar después de leer mi website. No es la primera vez que escucho esta reacción. La página que leyeron no es la de adicciones ó la de depresión. Sólo hay una página que produce esta reacción. Quien llama leyó acerca de individuos superdotados en mi sitio web. Se trata de información que es nueva para ellos. Algunas personas siempre han sabido que tienen altas capacidades: Este artículo es para quienes no lo sabían.

Lisbeth Salander is the fictional heroine of Steig Larsson’s trilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. As the heroine, Lisbeth Salander embodies certain characteristics of giftedness, and these characteristics help her survive terrible, long-term physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

The loud laughter ricochets through the restaurant. A bright red dress seems to shout as it sways on a woman’s hips. The talents of another person are multiple and many. That one friend goes on and on, riffing quickly and widely on all the topics he’s obsessed with. It’s all a bit too much, isn’t it? Shouldn’t these people tone it down? But says who? Who decides what’s the right amount of anything? I’ve been accused of being ‘too much’ all my life. Too loud, too fast, too smart, too multi-talented, too audacious. I’ve never been able to live according to that external standard of ‘just right’.

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