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I Am Profoundly Gifted

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    Profoundly Lonely...

    I want to scoop out my intelligence, empathy and compassion... NOW!What good does an excellent proficiency in language, a connection to those in pain and an understanding of life do??I am profoundly profane, not sacred, special nor able to keep a companion.I hate that my "gifts...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 1 Response Jan 14, 2013

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    Verbally Gifted, One Token Grade Skip, 12 Years of Public School Hell and Emotional Neglect

    I normally say I'm exceptionally gifted--I've estimated my IQ at about 160 on the old Stanford Binet that has the high ceilings and the possible 20 pt verbal bias, but that's just a hunch. I used to admin the forum Gifted Haven, which has now vanished from the internet. It bites...
    BrighterTheyFall BrighterTheyFall 18-21 9 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    Artistically Gifted

    As a boy, I’d gaze closely at the reflection in windows or mirrors to look at my face. Both the subtle and blunt hostility emanating from my peer group inevitably sowed self-doubt. What made school life even more irksome was trying to decipher what triggered this selective...
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M Dec 15, 2012

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    🔮 Gifted Lisa

    🔮 ✩healing ✩Marriage/Love/Dirvorce/SoulMate ✩Future/Past/LovedOnes/ ✩Health/Peace/Happiness Iv been reading professionally for over twenty years and loves to assist you with what i sees. I use my intuition in conjunction with the tarot, playing cards science...
    PsychicLisa PsychicLisa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Very Gifted... And Then?

    I guess I am neither completely "profoundly gifted" (with an IQ of 155+), nor "normally gifted". This has however been sufficient to make me "different" and for people, even now that I am older and in the workforce, to notice now and then that I am 'so intelligent', despite my...
    Bibinu Bibinu 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2013

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    I.q 192

    I am also profaundly gifted, my I.Q his 192 o wechlers test, I started to write, read and do all sorts of basic calculation at age 4 but mainly what Ihave is deep though... Some of my best fends are gifted has wel because we share lots of things in commun...I am 15 and...
    DoubleNS DoubleNS 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    I Am Gifted And Coordinate An Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted Mensa SIG

    There is a Mensa SIG for the Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted, information can be found at http://tetworld.tripod.com/gifted.html
    pazart pazart 31-35 Aug 21, 2013

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    Hello To All Pg's

    I will keep my initial story brief. In addition to being profoundly gifted (and not knowing it for most of my life, although all the signs were there, in hindsight), I am profoundly isolated (from others).
    BRiemann BRiemann 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Hello!

    Just the title of this group makes me feel better, although I am not sure how safe it would be for me to share my story. Nevertheless I thought it would be nice to join in and say hello :) P.s. I can see that people got a chance to read this but now you can see why I didn't share...
    19KAT19 19KAT19 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Such Is My Life

    They say that in the case of a genius, there is often some prevalent deficiency elsewhere in the brain. While I am certainly not implying that I am a genius, rather, not, I am exceptionally intelligent. My brain deficiency comes in the form on unbalanced chemicals resulting in...
    OpheliacInsomnia OpheliacInsomnia 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    But what's it all for?

    I'm sick of doing art for others. So I quit! Only for myself now.
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Jul 15

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    I got recognized as gifted

    when I was 17 years old. Due to mental illnesses and medication etc. Some areas like memory, logic and the likes were retardedly low. Other areas like language, spacial and visual understanding were almost immeasurably high. Prior to that, I've failed academically...
    Vumsy Vumsy 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    “Life becomes more meaningful

    when you realize the simple fact that you'll never get the same moment twice.”
    PsychicLisa PsychicLisa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I am currently in middle school,

    and I find myself unable to relate to some aspects of stories told by other profoundly gifted people, like really intense bullying or dropping out. Maybe because I'm a girl? I am currently attending a gifted children's school, but it is not AT ALL filled with gifted kids...
    theyester theyester 13-15, F Dec 26, 2013

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    Pompernickle, Jazz, and Whatnot?

    I'm PG, but I'm also a profound underacheiver. I don't really know why. Of course, I've read many articles about underacheivement in gifted individuals, but none are entirely satisfactory. The whole subject of giftedness is rather ambiguous. Anyway. My IQ is estimated at 178...
    zetimmons zetimmons 18-21 4 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    Music And Lyrics

    I am a singer lyricist poet and playwright my gifts lie in my over active creative side (logic side dead due to cerebral palsy and brain bleed)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2013

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    IQ of 153

    That has caused me to see most people as idiots (they are), but it's not such a big deal. At least it gives me an edge over the idiots at strategical thinking!
    Fenrisderwulf Fenrisderwulf 18-21 6 Responses Aug 7, 2009

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    Profoundly Gifted

    recently I discovered that i am profoundly gifted. i would like to use my gift to help mankind in some way . i am law student maybe i can help to develop the law.
    Paidamoyo Paidamoyo 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    Comes With a Price

     I was tested with an IQ of 149 at age 6, and later at age 12, tested again at 162.   I never experienced the severe bullying that others talk about, as I was put into a small Sub-School (I.E. a wing in a public school designated to gifted students) with other 'gifted...
    MrMacabre MrMacabre 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Initial State If Realizing It But Still Can't Believe It

    I will just give you the main points to save you time: A) elementary school: at this age I was wha we call the really bad boy of the school. Even though I was never consistent in my homework. I hardly can remember doing homework. before school ends I Won the IQ test competition...
    Pm378iejhdk Pm378iejhdk 22-25 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jul 17

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    School Was Hell, Finally Getting My Life On Track Again

    My brothers and sisters had been identified as gifted earlier, and my parents were a little bit scared by how much earlier I had reached milestones as a baby/toddler and at the level of math and reading I had achieved, so I was tested (stopped at about 200). I was always begging...
    LilMick LilMick 22-25 5 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    NOT

    I am so NOT gifted. I can not find anything I am really good at... I will never be able to join this group
    BigDreamer1 BigDreamer1 13-15 1 Response Jun 8, 2013

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    That is why I do what I do.

    I am an artist because God made me one! I can't let my natural talent go to waste.
    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F Dec 7, 2013

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    I Am A Multipotentialite

    OK, "profoundly gifted" may be a bit of a stretch. But I seem to have a fairly high IQ, I speak four languages fluently, I am a talented illustrator and painter, a singer, writer and lyricist. I was very good academically, I studied at Oxford University, got an M.A., landed a job...
    AScannerDarkly AScannerDarkly 31-35, F Oct 4, 2013

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    I Don't Know But It Is Funny

    I don't speek english, but I know something. I was re-testing a lot, but a loooooot, a test online and sometime I obtained 160 IQ Stanford-Binet (close to the ceiling of this test).  I had all  IQ scores online, low, middle, high and that. But when I visit web pages of people...
    javialas javialas 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2010

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    ijustneedtoletitout ijustneedtoletitout 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Related Experiences

    We lacked teachers and therapists who could recognize gifted children in my part of the country when I grew up. As such teachers found me wierd and as a result my classmates found...
    Vumsy Vumsy 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was enrolled into the Gifted Program when I was in the fourth grade (considerably late given the criteria). It was strange at first given that my IQ was a mere 145 with little to...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    Freshman in high school and am wondering if its worth getting a challenge of duel credit courses thru the local university and ap courses because I'm in basic classes its all my...
    nic470 nic470 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Every gift must have a countering quirk.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I find it hard being mature for my age when normal people my age act all the same I've grown up with this and still struggle
    Rakiea Rakiea 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    if you feel so fare smarter than thoughs around you and have a stronger conscious and fare mature how do you deal with life I have struggled my hole life I want to learn the human...
    Rakiea Rakiea 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Quite a big one too!! Haha, what can I say? I'm gifted ;) I am the queen of pranks between my sisters, my little sisters, and older ones too! There's not a single trick I haven...
    Lindsey99 Lindsey99 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I kind of buried the lead when I posted this story, so I’ve rewritten and am reposting it (and the lead is still a bit buried… sorry :)I've always loved old movies...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 15

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    I have been dealing with this illness Since the age of 16. I am 33 now. It was a HUGE turning point in my life. It changed EVERYTHING. I had 3 Head injuries, the 3rd one was a...
    Crazy4capoeira Crazy4capoeira 31-35, M Nov 7

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    I'm A Naturally Gifted Reader - I've always been a naturally gifted reader but I think books about mythology and folklore as well as monsters fascinate me the most. Especially...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    i suuuuckkk. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota currently. I am really 12 and in sixth grade. I put a fake birthday in. the point of this post is something different. My family is...
    lollll2 lollll2 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    AaT FirSt siGhT       It would seem that our world and existence in it is purposeless...this is rather absurd for everything should have purpose except perhaps cats.     In...
    Enlightener Enlightener 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    AaT FirSt siGhT It would seem that our world and existence in it is purposeless...this is rather absurd for everything should have purpose except perhaps cats. In the...
    Enlightener Enlightener 18-21, M 7 Responses Oct 23

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    "It is a paradoxical but profoundly true principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at the goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it...
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    Music is fascinating. Blows me away that someone heard that in their head and translated it to share. Gift is an understatement. I guess it strikes me more profoundly with the...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    My son is coming up on his 5 year post treatment anniversary. I'm very happy to be at this stage but the fear never stops. Every cough, pain, etc I'm afraid the cancer is back...
    firefly4718 firefly4718 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    From The Guardian 28th October 2014 The Tower of London poppies are fake, trite and inward-looking – a Ukip-style memorial Four million people will flock to see the 888,246...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M Oct 28

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    I had a short fuse scumbag brother who still single because of his worst character.Years ago he yell at my wife for accidently pour a bevarage.Its suppose to be a small incident...
    doublecheese24 doublecheese24 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I am sitting here, working on a paper while my kids are playing in their playroom. The sun is shining, a lovely fall breeze is blowing through the open windows. The American flag...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Fort Wilson Riot – Meaningless (Magnetic Fields Cover)https://soundcloud.com/fort-wilson-riot/meaninglessNo YouTube this time, you can find The Magnetic Fields version, but I...
    S74rxed S74rxed 31-35, F Nov 13

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    About a week ago, someone sent me mail asking me why I am so confident in my belief in God. So I decided to post most of my response here so that others could read it: "Here's to...
    NorseChief NorseChief 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This is something that my friends just cannot understand. I'm not saying that there is a right or wrong way to be. We are all different. Some people can be happy with just about...