GIFTED ADULTS

Explore your giftedness with these books. For example, if you just found out about being gifted and are looking for ways to enhance your gifted life in a way that best suits you.

2018: Personality development through positive disintegration: the work of Kazimierz Dabrowski

Are crises an essential component of healthy personality development? In his Theory of Positive Disintegration, Polish psychiatrist and psychologist Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski (1902-1980) proposed an approach to personality development in which crises are not only necessary but fundamental in creating opportunities for individual development. Crises force our focus inward, leading us to challenge our established beliefs, roles and routines.

2016: Misdiagnosis and dual diagnoses of gifted children and adults

Gifted children and adults are frequently misdiagnosed, particularly those who are twice-exceptional (2e). This much-anticipated second edition of a best-selling book is your guide to help prevent that. Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are misdiagnosed as having behavioral or emotional disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Asperger’s Disorder.

2016: Your rainforest mind. A guide to the well-being of gifted adults and youth

Do you long to drive a Ferrari at top speed, but find yourself stuck in rush hour traffic? Do you simultaneously feel like "not enough" and "too much"? Like the rain forest, are you sometimes intense, multilayered, colorful, overwhelming, complex, idealistic? And, like the rain forest, have you met too many chainsaws?

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2016: Gifted workers. Hitting the target

Living and working with giftedness is not always easy – either for the gifted themselves or for the people around them. Potentially, gifted people are original, creative, full of vitality, passionate and constructive employees. They are very valuable, both in their jobs and in society. But not all gifted people succeed in making their talents visible. They lose track and get trapped in their own pitfalls.

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2013: Why smart people hurt. A guide for the bright, the sensitive, and the creative

In Why smart people hurt, psychologist Dr. Eric Maisel draws on his many years of work with the best and the brightest to pinpoint these often devastating challenges and offer solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology. Learn to use logic and creativity to cope with the problems of having a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat.

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2013: Searching for meaning. Idealism, bright minds, disillusionment, and hope

Bright idealists often find themselves disillusioned and searching for meaning in today's world. Grasping for answers can lead to existential depression. Searching for meaning helps idealists understand their struggles and describes various ways in which they attempt to cope with their disillusionment. Helpful information and suggestions provide courses of action to nurture idealism, hope, happiness, and contentment.

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2013: Off the charts. Asynchrony and the gifted child

Off the Charts is an exploration of the effects of asynchronous development on gifted children and adults. It contains sections on Asynchrony and the Individual, Asynchrony and the Family, Asynchrony and Learning and chapters describe the nature of asynchrony, methods of dealing with the challenges of asynchrony, and recommendations for adapting education in a variety of settings.

2012: Supporting emotional needs of the gifted. 30 essays on giftedness. 30 years of SENG

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) offers a collection of 30 essays from leading experts in the gifted community on such topics as parenting gifted children, living with the intensity that often accompanies giftedness, counseling and educating gifted individuals, and giftedness in diverse communities and special needs populations.

2012: The insanity hoax. Exposing the myth of the mad genius

This groundbreaking book sheds new light on an old and destructive stereotype: the idea that the highly talented must suffer a lifetime of psychological torment in payment for their exceptional gifts. Despite exaggerated professional claims, widespread popular assumptions, and the dramatic parade of mad geniuses in the media, no one has ever proved that creative people are more prone to psychopathology than any other group.

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