When did you know you were different from other children? Is there a particular event that stands out? I always knew I was different. I think the harshest realization was as a teen when the group of teens at our church made fun of me. I always thought it was for other reasons than being gifted. I was more interested in reading than boys or makeup, and I struggled with social cues. I was the stereotypical awkward, wince-inducing nerd. Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth When did you understand that it was giftedness that made you different? Not until I was an adult with my own gifted children. In fact, when I was doing research trying to … [Read more...] about Discovering Giftedness as an Adult – Mary’s Story
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