The Gifted Adult

Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: 2000-11-28
Publisher(s): Ballantine Books
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Are you relentlessly curious and creative, always willing to rock the boat in order to get things done . . . extremely energetic and focused, yet constantly switching gears . . . intensely sensitive, able to intuit subtly charged situations and decipher others' feeling? If these traits sound familiar, then you may be an Everyday Genius--an ordinary person of unusual vision who breaks the mold and isn't afraid to push progress forward. . . . As thought-provoking as Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, psychologist Mary-Elaine Jacobsen's Gifted Adults draws on a wide range of groundbreaking research and her own clinical experience to show America's twenty million gifted adults how to identify and free their extraordinary potential. Gifted Adults presents the first practical tool for rating your Evolutionary Intelligence Quotient through an in-depth personality-type profile. Demystifying what it means to be a gifted adult, this book offers practical guidance for eliminating self-sabotage and underachievement, helping Everyday Geniuses and those who know, love, and work with them to understand and support the exceptional gifts inherent in these unique personality traits.

Author Biography

Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, PsyD, is a practicing psychologist and the director of Omega Point Resources for Talent Psychology and Gifted Development. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Identifying Everyday Genius
Beyond Giftedness: Everyday Genius
Giftedness Denied
The Gifted Adult
The Source of Giftedness
The Concept of Giftedness Expanded
The Five Facets of Freedom
Not Me
We Love Your Unique Products
Just Stop Being So Different!
Not Me: Unidentified Everyday Genius
Telltale Signs of Everyday Genius
Facing the Truth about Ourselves
Why Must I Know This about Myself?
How Can I Know
This about Myself Misconceptions about Giftedness
The Everyday Genius: Lost and Found
The Ugly Duckling
When a Duck is Not a Duck Seeing the Swan of Everyday Genius
The Everyday Genius Brought to Light
The Ugly Duckling Syndrome Know
Thyself or Lose Thyself
How Did the Swan Get Lost?
Lost In The IQ Game
What's Smart and What Is Not?
What is IQ, Really?
Beyond Outdated IQ
The Unexpected Gifted Adult Mistaken Identities by the Millions
The Everyday Genius Next Door
Standing What You "Know" on Its Head
The Everyday Genius Mind: The Same and Different
How "Different" Becomes "Wrong" Gifted Needs
The Destiny Question: Disown or Deliver?
Are There Others Like Me?
And Are They Normal?
Rebel, Nerd, or Marvel?
Reframing Genius
Evolutionary Intelligence
Evolutionary Intelligence: The Next Step Retesting the Waters of Intelligence
What's Evolution Got to Do with It?
The EvI Formula
The Evolutionary Intelligence
About the EvI
What the EvI Score Tells You Exploring Your EvIQ Score
Evolutionary Intelligence in Real Life
It Only Looks Revolutionary
After the Fact
What's "Wrong" With You is What's Right with you: Revealing and Healing Everyday Genius
Gifted or Cursed?
Correcting the "Too-Too" Misdiagnosis Déjà vu Gifted or Cursed?
My Own Beginnings Five Basic Truths About Giftedness
A Bittersweet Experience
The Essentials of Self-Discovery
The Real Enemy-Fitting
In The Ten Criticisms
Confronting the First Five Criticisms
Rewriting Personal History Criticism #10: "Why Don't You Slow Down?"
Criticism #9: "You Worry Abou
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