A personality trait that may often accompany high sensitivity (experienced by many, or most, creative people) is high intensity. You can see some forms of intensity in many actors and musicians. Jodie Foster once commented about Russell Crowe, “He has that glacier intensity.” From post: Working With Your Intensity Through Creative Expression. [Photo: Crowe in […]
Being exceptional may cause a variety of reactions; some of those responses are supportive, but others can discourage or discount people with high ability.
“I got that whole precocious thing [as a child]. I had no reason to doubt my own abilities or …
“What about your very unique talents… that rare ability you have to yodel while break-dancing?”
What does it mean to be “talented” or “gifted” and how do identity and intelligence relate to being creative?
Covering up, not acknowledging, or discounting our talents and abilities is something many high ability people do – perhaps especially girls and women. Sally M. Reis, Ph.D. found that “gifted girls do not want to be considered different from their friends and same-age peers. Indeed, a tendency exists for many females, regardless of age, to […]