What is Giftedness?

Gifted people range from being somewhat to extremely intense and complex: intellectually, creatively, emotionally, or some combination of these factors. Their intensity can be exhilarating and sometimes highly challenging, both for themselves and for their social entourage. Learn more about Kazimierz Dabrowski’s “overexcitiabilities” intellectual, emotional, imaginational, sensual, psychomotor. Like Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, or other more holistic-based view of giftedness, these categories help us factor in creative, emotional and other forms of intelligence to provide a wider understanding of how various versions of giftedness manifest themselves.



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