2. Very observant. He or she will notice things in the environment that the average person will not. The child will remember faces, colors, and details. Extreme persistence. They will keep trying to find a way to accomplish something long after others have given up. They pick up and respond quickly to non verbal clues. Large vocabularies. The gifted are usually verbal and articulate. Have a vivid imagination.
3. Prefer the company of older children and adults to that of children their own age. Disagree with others and are not afraid of a spirited debate. Learn very quickly. Most people require a certain amount of repetition to master a skill. The gifted don’t need to practice nearly as much, and often learn things after seeing or hearing it only once. Have many hobbies and interests. They want to be involved in a variety of activities. Quick to grasp generalizations, pointing out similarities in events and situations.
4. Have the ability to focus on more than one thing at a time. Special sensitivity to beauty, or another extreme trait that stands out in another individual. Has a great sense of humor, and may even be the class clown. High level of energy. Sometimes they are even diagnosed as hyperactive. Transfer thoughts and ideas from one set of circumstances to another.
5. Bossy in group situations. Have better comprehension skills than their peers. They are able to understand and explain in detail something they have recently read. Possess excellent problem solving skills, and is able to think outside the box. Have more street smarts than book knowledge Coming up with a better way of doing things.
6. Want to do things on their own. They don’t like relying on other people. Begins reading at an early age. Very curious. Gifted individuals are not content with superficial knowledge. They want to know as much about something as possible. Working independently for long periods of time is a trait of gifted children. Have good memories. They will be capable of recalling specific events in vivid detail that others will not.
7. Enjoy putting together jigsaw puzzles. See relationships among things that seem to be different. See relationships among things that seem to be different. Have long attention spans. When other children become fidgety, the gifted child will still be attentive. Enjoy sarcasm.
8. Discovers an error in his work he may erase until there is a hole in the paper, or crumple and destroy the work completely. Become frustrated if others don’t meet their own high level of expectation. Manifests his or her ability through the arts and various musical endeavors. Can think quickly on their feet. Original thinking. They think in unconventional ways when solving problems.
9. Good guessers. Don’t like to waste time and may be impatient. Have emotional sensitivity. They have a keen sense when something is bothering another person. Demonstrate playfulness intellectually. They like to imagine and take risks with their ideas. Sloppy handwriting.
10. Nonconformists in their dress and behavior. Critical and can be quick to spot inconsistencies. Natural born leader. Perfectionists. Seeing cause and effect relationships.
11. Harbor inner insecurities because they fear losing their intellect or talent. Harbor inner insecurities because they fear losing their intellect or talent. Daydreamers. They get bored focusing on the conversation of their peers. Not believing at face value everything they are told. They want to research, investigate, and find out things for themselves.
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