Is it ACQUIRED or INNATE ?
There is no one way to define the GIFTEDNESS.
Some authors claim that a high intellectual potential is innate, therefore genetically present, while others believe that it is the result of training or skill development.
It is likely that a certain intellectual potential is innate, and that it can be modified through training and the child’s capacity to learn.
‘In class, I often feel out of step with my classmates.
I quickly understand concepts and absorb new information easily. I need stimulating and captivating challenges to stay engaged. If the level of complexity of a course is not adapted to my intellectual abilities, I get bored easily and can sometimes drop out completely.
I have a thirst for knowledge and like to delve deeper into subjects that interest me. Sometimes my interests and ways of thinking can be different from those of my peers, I often have an intuitive understanding of concepts, I don’t always know how to explain how I got to the solution, it’s obvious to me. This can isolate me socially.
Despite these challenges, I’m motivated to learn and thrive academically.’