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    Lightbulb Are you (intellectually) gifted ?

    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

    If 75% of these characteristics fit you, you are probably a gifted adult.

    Read this (pdf) article for more information.
    Last edited by Maciamo; 04-03-05 at 03:22.
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    For anyone that doesn't understand, I'll transscribe.

    [QUOTE=Maciamo]Characteristics of Gifted Adults

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Perfectionistic and sets high standards for self and others.
    ***** that will never accept you have done something better than him/her

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Has strong moral convictions.
    Paragraph rider. Will cite the most obscure paragraphs from any rulebook and interprit them in a way that will make him/her right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Is highly sensitive, perceptive or insightful.
    Whines about every little thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Fascinated by words or an avid reader.
    Grammar and spelling Nazi.

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    Feels out-of-sync with others.
    Can't get along with others because he/she always has to be right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Is very curious.
    Meddles in everyone else's affairs when he has never been asked to do so.

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    Has an unusual sense of humour.
    Has no sense of humour

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    A good problem solver.
    Will grab the lego from his kid to "show him how it's done".

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    Has a vivid and rich imagination.
    Lies like a Mexican having a pow-wow with immigrations.

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    Questions rules or authority.
    Can never accept anyone else telling him/her what to do.

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    Has unusual ideas or connects seemingly unrelated ideas.
    Has no string of thought nor any order to any thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Thrives on challenge.
    Will always accept a challenge, then claim it was an unfair challenge to begin with when he fails.

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    Learns new things rapidly.
    Invents knowledge that is not there (ever had that uncle that pretends he knows everything about something, and when you get to a subject you know something about you realize he's just mumbling incoherent crap to make himself look smart?)

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    Has a good long-term memory.
    Will remember every damn little transgression you have made that has made her/him angry

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    Feels overwhelmed by many interests and abilities.
    Can never focus on one thing.

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    Is very compassionate.
    Wants love but doesn't know how to get it.

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    Feels outrage at moral breaches that the rest of the world seems to take for granted.
    Has nothing better to do than complain about the behaviour of others.

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    Has passionate, intense feelings.
    Is easily frustrated

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    Has a great deal of energy.
    Will always show up on the tennis court in the most embarrasing minimal tennis clothing showing off his/her skinny ass when you're trying to have a match with your friends.

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    Can't switch off thinking.
    Can't switch it on either.

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    Feels driven by creativity.
    But has no skills to let that creativity out with.

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    Loves ideas and ardent discussion.
    Just wont shut up.

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    Needs periods of contemplation.
    Falls asleep in the middle of conversations.

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    Searches for ???? in their life.
    ????

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    Feels a sense of alienation and loneliness.
    Because noone likes him/her.

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    Is very perceptive.
    Will spot the tiniest flaws on you so he/she can effectively nag on them

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    Feels out of step with others
    Is out of step with others.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    If 75% of these characteristics fit you, you are probably a gifted adult.

    Read this (pdf) article for more information.
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    and all this time i was wondering what was wrong with me, but finally maciamo was able to shed some light into my dark self discovery, and to my outmost surprise i realize i am one of the few that makes this world such a special place



    Modesty aside, what to respond ? How does one say yes or no? I think I may somewhat gifted but I don't want to sound presumtous. Furthermore, each of us beleives that we are above the rest, so..... I guess we all feel a bit gifted.

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    Duo,

    Maybe you should try the IQ tests on this website. If I remember well, they are reliable (not like everything you find on the Net).

    If it appears that you are gifted, then why not try a more official Mensa test ? (which you can of course sit in Belgium, or in most countries around the world).

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    Thx, I'll give it a try, I've never been serious about things like this, and I don't really much care in reality, I won't think of myself as being better than the others if I happen to be a bit more intelligent or what not, yet still it's good to find out about one's abilities.

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    Weei! just got my first red dot in a while for this thread

    come on people, if you're not gonna write your names, atleast put a comment in there! be specific. What specific part about me bugs you?

    The green dots are always so meticulously explained... :57:

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    Ha, that happend to me a while ago, I even made a thread about it, but........ yeah, that didnt work out so well

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    I Think.....

    of a gifted person as one who has something to offer the world to enjoy. Good art or music, for instance, can come from mentally challenged people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D. White
    of a gifted person as one who has something to offer the world to enjoy. Good art or music, for instance, can come from mentally challenged people.

    Frank

    I agree.
    That's exactly what I feel. Anyone that just "feels different" may be smart or even a genious, but I'd say "gifted" goes to the definition frank mentioned.

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    Francis Heylighen seems to have a very good sense of humour. This would make a nice article in Reaser's Digest. Basically it's telling you, cheer up! You may not be the most wonderful person, but at least you've got the spunk!
    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedMac
    Weei! just got my first red dot in a while for this thread

    come on people, if you're not gonna write your names, atleast put a comment in there! be specific. What specific part about me bugs you?

    The green dots are always so meticulously explained... :57:
    TwistedMac, I honestly think you are quite talented.=gifted.

    [qutestion: Wasn't gifted used as a PC term for problem kids ????]
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    H: How do you know ? You're not fish.
    Z: How do you know I don't ? You're not me.
    H: True I am not you, and I cannot know. Likewise, I know you're not, therefore I know you don't.
    Z: You asked me how I knew implying you knew I knew. In fact I saw some fish, strolling down by the Hao River, all jolly and gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    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

    If 75% of these characteristics fit you, you are probably a gifted adult.

    Read this (pdf) article for more information.
    So that's why I'm so f***ed up! And I thought it was just because I was crazy! Well at least I know now I'm a gifted person in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexico
    [qutestion: Wasn't gifted used as a PC term for problem kids ????]
    I believe you're thinking of "special."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexico
    Wasn't gifted used as a PC term for problem kids ????]
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc
    I know now I'm a speical person.
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    I believe you're thinking of "special."
    Well maybe. I was never clear on that.
    Wasn't "special" for congenitally handicapped children ?
    Or was it the other way around ?
    Please define, Glenn, in natural usage and PC usage. (sorry, I'm asking a lot )
    1) gifted child
    2) special child
    3) talented child
    4) problem child
    Last edited by lexico; 04-03-05 at 07:38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    I believe you're thinking of "special."
    There's a difference?

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    I thought so.

    1) A creative child, good with arts.
    2) Euphamism for retarded child.
    3) A child who is good at picking things up, i.e. a quick learner.
    4) A child who won't behave.

    These are my definitions based on my experience; I'm not sure how similar or different they are from others'.

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    Thank you, Glenn, twice today!! You're the greatest!!

    edit: Nice move, Doc! Way to go!

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    Aah, I already knew I was gifted. I wish everyone was. Some people are just lame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    I thought so.

    1) A creative child, good with arts.
    2) Euphamism for retarded child.
    3) A child who is good at picking things up, i.e. a quick learner.
    4) A child who won't behave.

    These are my definitions based on my experience; I'm not sure how similar or different they are from others'.
    Dude I was just being a smart ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D. White
    of a gifted person as one who has something to offer the world to enjoy. Good art or music, for instance, can come from mentally challenged people.
    That could also refer to giftedness, but I was thinking about this definition, especially the IQ-related part (so not artistic or sport giftedness).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooker
    Aah, I already knew I was gifted. I wish everyone was. Some people are just lame.
    Too bad America ranks the highest with stupid people. I wonder what we should do with them? Make them run a rat maze?

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    This article (The OUtsiders) about a profoundly gifted man (William James Sidis) and the "side-effects" of very high IQ is a classic, and I recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.

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    That was an interesting read. The story about William James Sidis seemed pretty incredulous, though. It's hard to believe that someone could be so smart. In a way, the article reminded me of the Too Many Aptitudes problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc
    Too bad America ranks the highest with stupid people. I wonder what we should do with them? Make them run a rat maze?

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    I find it quite ironic that human kind characterized by its ability to handle the two types of tasks of symbolic reasoning (language, communication) and quantitative reasoning should have excercised negative selection on its members endowed with positive abilites in these two axies.

    I think the formation of large societies in human (pre)history may have been the beginning of this negative selection of the upper extremes as well as the lower extremes, resulting in a constant or leveled state of intelligence capacities.

    For small groups of serveral tens to several hundreds, these exceptionally bright members were valuable resources that often held the key to survival when faced with a major technical challenge. As larger alliances began to bundle together a number of these small bands of people, the scarcity of highly intelligent members disappeared.

    Hence no special treament was necessary to keep the majority of them within the in-group. Only a handful of them could provide all the solutions they needed. In this regard the highly gifted individuals were naturally (socially to be exact) left out in the elements to wither as human history went on its course of progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooker
    Let's make them president.
    Nah, we already did that. How about religious groups?

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