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post #61 of 67
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A couple more questions.
In your opinion......
Are gifted people faster when doing things (walking, talking, etc)?
Are gifted people able to draw conclusions better?

 this is a somewhat odd question...

I do not understand why a gifted person would walk faster than anyone. I am 9 months pregnant, huge, short of breath...I walk very slowly these days, LOL. Dosn't have to do anything with what my brain does. Walking fast or slow is just a physical habit or necessity.

 

Do they talk faster? I have known gifted people who talk incredibly fast, as if their mouth were trying to keep up with their brain. I have known a HG+ colleague who was such a perfectionist that he was unable to answer even the simplest question right away without taking a break to think about it, then come out with an answer that resembled the abstract of a PhD thesis, delivered in such measures tones you might have wanted to take notes. People respected him for his incredible analytic skills and wealth of knowledge but got very impatient sometimes - after all we were working in government where it is often more important (sad but true) to give a good-enough answer fast.

So it can influence your speech either way - but with most people I'd say it does not influence their speed in talking, rather the depth of their discourse.

 

Are gifted people able to draw conclusions better?


If it's a problem to be solved with logical/analytical skills...well that's basically the definition of giftedness. If you need a solid foundation of knowledge in the field - it's easier to acquire and use it if you are gifted. If it's not your field? There is lots of science and engineering subjects I know zilch about, and my "conclusions" based on my science knowledge might be total rubbish. If it's a field in which my talents come to play? I can draw conclusions intuitively, without having studied the subject at hand, and they will usually be right.

 

Doesn't stop me from having made very bad mistakes in my life.

Remember, this is a forum that focuses on intellectual giftedness as defined by scoring in the highest percentiles of a standardized IQ test. It influences your life wherever thinking is involved. Doesn't mean you always get things right.

As Dumbledore said (an arrogant giftie if ever there was one...): "...my mistakes are correspondingly huger". ;)

post #62 of 67
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Originally Posted by pek64 View Post

A couple more questions.
In your opinion......
Are gifted people faster when doing things (walking, talking, etc)?
Are gifted people able to draw conclusions better?

It seems as though you are feeling combative and insecure. Do I go faster than people? Maybe? I run a marathon in 39 days. I won't be one of the fast people. I will be one of the slowest people to cross the finish line. But I will go a lot farther than 99.9% of all people in history. Kind of awesome.

The ability to run fast is a gene. I don't have it.

Some gifted people talk quickly (I have one friend who is very difficult to understand) and he can lecture for hours on Medieval Literature. It varies, like people do.

Are gifted people better able to draw conclusions? People who are gifted are somewhat more likely to make it to the point where they understand logic. That helps them draw better conclusions. But people who have great responsibility and power screw up--they are human too. I'm not sure that my logic is particularly acute. I have a tendency to get hysterical. Yay mental illness.

PS- blame my typos on the ipad, please. smile.gif
Edited by rightkindofme - 8/28/12 at 8:00am
post #63 of 67
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You're right about feeling combative and insecure. I'm having problems with my landlord (new owner) so I'm just in combative mode right now.
post #64 of 67
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post #65 of 67
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THANKS!!

Sorry about my attitude. I didn't realize until I read that post that I've been feeling combative in general the past couple days. Maybe I should start a thread about my landlord problems.
post #66 of 67
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THANKS!!
Sorry about my attitude. I didn't realize until I read that post that I've been feeling combative in general the past couple days. Maybe I should start a thread about my landlord problems.

I think it's a matter of glass houses. I usually show up to post a whole lot on MDC when I am otherwise feeling frustrated with my life. :) It's not the very best coping method in the world but I figure I'm not actually hurting anyone and it does lower my stress level.

 

I hope you find what you are looking for.

post #67 of 67
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The4ofUs, you sound a LOT like me. Enjoyed reading your story.

 

 

Kindred spirits FTW!  I just went back and re-read your initial post, as I really skimmed the whole thread the first time.

 

This has been a very interesting/illuminating discussion for me.  

 

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