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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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  • Mar 9 2013: "Gifted" and "creative" are very vague terms. The appearance of a person as gifted or creative depends on what those perceiving them value. If a person values athletic ability, they will see athletes as gifted. If a person values art or music, they will see artists and musicians as the gifted ones. And so on & so forth. This goes to say that nearly everyone is "gifted in their own way."

    The challenges "gifted" & "creative" people face is that not everyone can see how they are gifted, since each individual perceives a different niche of people/professions as the truly gifted or creative ones. This is a problem because it causes us to deride certain types of creativity and gifted abilities that could provide real value or richness to our lives and to society.

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