The Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating

The Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius ❮Reading❯ ➺ The Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius ➲ Author Mary-Elaine Jacobsen – 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 Are you relentlessly Adult A eBook ✓ curious and creative always willing to rock the boat in order to get things done extremely energetic and focused yet The Gifted PDF/EPUB ² constantly switching gears intensely sensitive able to intuit subtly charged situations and decipher others' feeling If these traits sound familiar then you may be Gifted Adult A PDF/EPUB ä 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 Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide Epub / 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 uotient through an in depth personality type profile Demystifying what it means to be a gifted adult this book Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide Epub / 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 uniue personality traits.

  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius
  • Mary-Elaine Jacobsen
  • English
  • 06 May 2016
  • 9780345434920

10 thoughts on “The Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius

  1. Beverly Beverly says:

    In the late 1970s I was enrolled in my school's Talented and Gifted TAG program We were taught different ways to explore topics and ideas and the time spent in the program was my favorite I was bored in school my oldest sister liked to play teacher so for years I was doing the same work she didshe's 45 years older than I am and curious I was a day dreamer Before I hit high school in the early 1980s the program was over It simply didn't extend beyond middle grade yearsI rarely gave TAG much thought after that until a Twitter friend upon reading angsty tweets from me asked if I had been labeled gifted Yes butwas my reply She recommended this book and it has helped me to learn a lot about myself All those years of fighting my natural ways of thinking and being are over I see why I can process a lot all at once why I can think around problems why I am never satisfied why I so often feel different Was this a life changer? Hard to tell but at the very least it is a meaningful book for me If you were a TAG kid that was cut loose before you were taught how to cope with your differences this is a worthwhile read If you were never labeled but suspect you ought to have been again this is a worthwhile read

  2. Sara Sara says:

    Practical and fabulous My favorite chapter deals with the Ten Criticisms of Gifted Adults and how to counter them with grace Why Don't You Slow Down? becomes Going Fast is Normal for Me Can't You Just Stick with One Thing? is answered with No Probably Not

  3. Bridgett Bridgett says:

    I was originally hesitant about this book because the term gifted sounds so elitist I was pleased at the focus on multiple intelligences and personality traits of highly sensitive individuals I definitely have been told I'm too intense by a variety of people so I could relate to having lots of intensity complexity and drive Though my drive has lagged the past couple years due to depression and anxiety hoping to correct that A fun book and helpful in understanding one's differences and personal problems

  4. Ceratia Ceratia says:

    So I finished reading 'The Gifted Adult A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius' from Mary Elaine Jacobsen last Wednesday I read the book because my psychologist and psychiatrist seem to be convinced that I'm 'gifted' Personally I'm not convinced that I am gifted but I do have a bunch of problems that gifted people seem to have and because of this I figured it wouldn't hurt to find out how others deal with these problemsBefore I start ranting about this book I should say that I got a 'very high' score on her test so I'm not annoyed about this book because of any bitterness of scoring low or anythingIn short of the 378 pages maybe 50 to 60 pages absolutely not than 80 were sort of useful although not necessarily just for the gifted adult It could partially be because of the book being from the year 2000 but the author seems to have some strange and outdated ideas about what gifted means She gives it her own definition The book feels as a way of trying to convince herself that she is gifted and in the beginning of the book basically everyone seems to be 'gifted' The author contradicts herself uite a bunch of times and she is convinced that believing in the 'divine' is a sign of intelligence This even influences your score in her test According to her a balanced gifted adult I uote 'Utilizes integrated extrasensory abilities' too Claims like this make it very hard to take this book serious It doesn't help that a very big part of the book is just endless uotes of supposedly gifted people doubtful and sadly in most cases no actually useful info is provided on how they deal with some problems and life in general It took almost 300 pages to actually arrive at a part which had some ok info in it I was hoping this would stay like that until the end of the book but apparently that was wishful thinking I really tried my best to take this book serious despite the strange claims but I cannot recommend this book If you need help with your 'giftedness' there must be better sources

  5. Teresa Teresa says:

    This book is a very dry read but it's a forgivable flaw Jacobsen has written one of only two books on adult giftedness and the only book on adult giftedness aimed at helping us function better in a world that doesn't understand us More than a self help book this is really of a text book the missing operator's manual for a gifted life If you know that you're a deeply intelligent person and yet your struggling to function in a world where the rules of conduct seem both stupidly simple and yet infuriatingly difficult at the same time you should definitely check out the ideas in this book

  6. Carla Hahn Carla Hahn says:

    SHE NAILED ME This book is about me in almost every way good and badThough a gifted adult I've often made a mess of my life Dr Jacobsen explains why and offers practical tips to help me from making the same mistakes I've made over and over despite knowing better Parts of this book are repetitive but maybe that's a good thing I apparently need to hear the message multiple times A good read for those of us who have difficulty understanding why the rest of the world isn't like us

  7. Laura Rehfeld Laura Rehfeld says:

    This is a great book for understanding the motivations penchants and challenges of smart people I felt like everything in the book helped me understand either myself or someone I knew It outlines three main differences between gifted adults and the general population intensity complexity and drive Talk about hitting the nail on the head I recommend this to anyone who works live or knows someone extraordinary And if you're like me and you think I'm not gifted read the book I had gotten this book as a gift 5 years ago and never read it until last year As soon as I did I realized that there's much to it than I had thought Happy reading

  8. Juanita Juanita says:

    For the unacknowledged gifted adult this book is the permission you needed to see yourself as the talented individual God created you as

  9. Zooey Zooey says:

    I started reading this book 30 50 pages in or so I think a few years back and what stuck to me most was Jacobson focussing on how high achieving and effortlessly valuable the gifted's contributions were to society and how this was their true life mission blabla When I read that and there was definitely an elitist we are so special and privileged in our ultimate mission air in there I thought I was not gifted I thought well I'm obviously struggling underachieving and not effortlessly contributing to society's expectations in amazing ways lol Let's move on then Misleading I realize now that in society there is a split between what giftedness exactly is one group likes to focus on achievementseminence human doing what can the gifted do for society? while the other likes to focus on the psychological differences and special needs of the gifted person human being how can we help gifted people lead healthy and happy lives? I have not finished Jacobson's book But from what I did read I felt like I was not acknowledged in my kind of giftedness the underachieving and even if she did talk about it later on the first few chapters were very offputting and invalidating to me For a nuanced and very insightful book about giftedness I would totally recommend Linda Silverman's Giftedness 101 I'm 13 in and it's terrific

  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book could have been 13 of its total size While there is some really great insight it tends to get buried under inordinate amounts of anecdotes seemingly endless repetition and a little bit of preachiness surrounding her concept of a mandated mission The last of these was disclosed as not being a religious concept however it sounded just like one in practice even using the phrase from the Divine a few times

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