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Sherrlene Uy

Teacher - English and Research, Glendale School, Inc. (QC, Phil)

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What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present?

Hi everyone! I am working on a research about the gifted and creative individuals. I'd like to know what are the challenges that the gifted and creative people experience in your country. Share your thoughts please :) Thanks!

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    Feb 18 2013: Gifted and creative individuals often go unrecognized because of close associations they have with introversion. Introverts are sometimes not very good at 'getting themselves out there' in order to be discovered or to profit from their own talent.

    I suggest that too often, gifted individuals are subjugated by standardized education and by the workplace, such that their natural talents are never realized properly again in adulthood. A talent that has become profoundly inhibited in this way I believe can lead to mental health problems, the more that person tries to conform to someone else's 'normality' other than their own.
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      Feb 18 2013: Well said! Thank you very much!
    • Feb 18 2013: "...the more that person tries to conform to someone else's 'normality' other than their own. "
      You truly hit the nail on the head, Allan!

      I totally agree with you!
      I think it is the way they—creative individuals—yield that makes the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present. Sometimes not knowing what we’re destroying, we just give up on our creativity!
      The judges aren’t others; those are us.
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      Feb 20 2013: Allen, My inner introvert thanks you for giving her a voice ;-)

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