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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: I think that there are two topics here. Gifted individuals and creative individuals. Not all gifted individuals are creative and not all creative people are gifted.

    Creative people, in fact, typically don't do all that great on intelligence tests because those tests are heavily weighted towards analytical thinking.

    The best book I have ever seen on creative people is The HISS of the ASP by David Ritchey. ASP stands for anomalously sensitive people.

    Creativity is just another trait that goes along with a whole constellation of personality traits associated highly sensitive people.
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      Mar 9 2013: True indeed. While there is some dispute about it, it is probably most valid to think of the two as overlapping categories, with some people fitting in both and some in only one.
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      Mar 13 2013: That is true :) They are 2 different ideas

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