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Gifted Personality Test

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Perhaps IQ tests aren’t the best way to measure a person’s true giftedness.  Here’s a personal story that was filmed at a dear friend’s house, where we informally take turns telling stories over drinks and snacks.

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  • overexcitable March 11, 2013, 2:16 pm


    And you’re a wuss, especially since you made that test yourself 😉

    • byamtich March 11, 2013, 6:09 pm

      Ha! I sometimes joke that I saw a list of the characteristics of gifted kids at a young age and then aspired to them. As I inventory my sensitivities, though, I don’t think any are fake. Still, I wonder what would have happened if a list of characteristics of left-handed golf professionals caught my eye?

  • nadbugs September 19, 2013, 8:26 am

    FULLY JOYFUL at “being with you” again!! Must get back to work for now (working to pass the 2nd part of the bar exam; please celebrate with me passing the monster general-law part earlier this month — WHAT an accomplishment!!) — but work to hell, I am now following this blog of yours. Asynchronous development; very enlightening and encouraging idea. You are my fun peer. Smiling –Anita

    • byamtich September 19, 2013, 9:11 am

      Hi Anita! I’m celebrating the monster you passed on your path. I envision it as purple and black and using strange symbols, and mostly, simply, too much paperwork. Of all the highs and lows of asynchronous development, I’m honored to join you as a fun peer. So glad to hear from you – Bob

      • nadbugs September 19, 2013, 1:41 pm

        Standing on head & smiling @ you.

  • Marcy Sznewajs February 12, 2015, 11:00 am

    This is fantastic. Your experiences are so similar to my kids. I laughed out loud when you said you were on track to be a jerk… my oldest son, now 15. He’s not, but it took some time. Lonely? Yes, very at a young age. Much better now that he’s found people who love, understand, accept and challenge him at The Roeper School. I had to leave the movie theatre with my daughter (now 14) when she was seven. March of the Penguins was just too much. She was crying so hard she could barely breathe. I was thinking “who in their right mind would suggest this as a family movie?!” My youngest son (now 12) is very intense, very passionate about sports and his teams – to the point that others simply don’t understand. One evening at a family gathering at a friend’s house, 10 or so kids were outside playing kick the can, while he (then 6 yrs) was inside watching a playoff college basketball game with the dads. We carried him out at the half, his team down and he was SOBBING because they were not winning. Gifted kids are different in a LOT of ways. Intelligence does not account for it all. Your explanation is outstanding. Thank you for sharing.

    • byamtich February 12, 2015, 11:13 am

      Yay! Thanks for watching. I’ve heard such great things about The Roeper School. I hope I can visit someday.

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