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"The Intensities of Giftedness"

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The Intensities of Giftedness


Giftedness is a greater awareness, a greater sensitivity, and a greater ability to understand and transform perception into intellectual and emotional experiences.

  --Annemarie Roeper



OE Self-Assessment


Web Resources

"Five Unexpected Traits of Gifted Students" a blog post from ByrdSeed Gifted

"Overexcitability and the Gifted" from SENG

"Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities: a Lay Person's Definition"

Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration and Giftedness: Overexcitability Research Findings

Being an Emotional Coach to Gifted Children - a Slideshare presentation by Christine Fonseca

"Is It a Cheetah?" by Stephanie Tolan

"Five Quick Tips for Taming Emotional Intensity" from The Homeschool Post blog

CNN Heroes Tribute: The Global Soap Project - video

CNN Heroes Web site


Recommended Reading

Living with Intensity by Susan Daniels and Michael Piechowski

Infinity and Zebra Stripes by Wendy Skinner

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings by Christine Fonseca

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults by James Webb, et. al.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday


Other Resources

"Living with Intensities" by Sharon Lind

Definitions of Giftedness

Mindset diagram


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