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Inspiring and insightful articles on discovering and making the most of your giftedness, written by IG's Gifted Coaches & members of our InterGifted Community

Reconcile, Strive for Virtue, and Pursue Wisdom! A Philosophical Inquiry into Giftedness

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Some people have particularly excitable sensory and emotional systems, imagination, and intellect. They’re unusually intense, complex and driven, and often slightly at odds with themselves and the world around them. When it feels like this world is too much for you, and you’re too much for the world too – what do you do? Philosophical Counselor Miriam van der Valk helps us see how we can reconcile, strive for virtue, and pursue wisdom!
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Energy Patterns: The Cornerstone of Self-Care and Potential-Realization for Gifted People

Gifted people want to learn and accomplish so much in life! However, without understanding how to best manage their energy, they often find themselves burning out. Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares how gifted people can better understand and manage their energy to increase productivity, creativity, self-care and self-esteem.… Read More

Letting Go of ‘Gifted Shame’

Many gifted people struggle with shame related to the ways they don’t fit into normal expectations, or the ways their “gifts” are a “bother” to others around them. In this very personal story, IG founder and coach Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares how unidentified “gifted shame” impacted her own life and how she worked her way toward self-acceptance as a gifted adult. How has your “gifted shame” impacted you? 

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Giftedness and Learning Styles

Many gifted people have a preference for a specific mode of taking in and processing information without being aware of it. Since our environments offer information in a way that may or may fit our preferred learning style, IG coach and author Willem Kuipers invites us to evaluate our learning preferences and to what extent they match our real-life learning environment. … Read More

Gifted Parenting: Three Treasures Along the Way

As an adult, discovering your own giftedness often happens as a side-effect of discovering that your child is gifted, and integrating this discovery in your family life requires a big ‘identity’ adjustment. IG coach Kelly Pryde shares her own version of this familiar story, and what she’s learned as a gifted mom and gifted family coach.… Read More

How Gifted People Can Reach Mastery: The Gifted Coaching Process

As a gifted person, what should you do with your life? How should you use your talents? How can you find your inner callings and attain excellence in your domains of interest? Answering these questions requires persistent work over time, and a commitment to pushing yourself past the limits of your natural intelligence. In this article, Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares the process she guides her gifted clients through, from reconnecting with their inner calling(s) to creatively blending their many domains of interest.… Read More

The Stages of Adult Giftedness Discovery & How Gifted Coaching Can Help

Learning you’re gifted as an adult can be quite overwhelming! In this article, gifted coach and mentor Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares the seven stages gifted adults typically go through after discovering (or re-discovering) their giftedness, and how you can best navigate them toward self-acceptance, joy and a proactive creativity with your own unique gifted mind.… Read More

High, Exceptional & Profound Giftedness

By Jennifer Harvey Sallin. What are the differences between step-by-step thinking, skip thinking and meta thinking? Highly gifted people are meta-thinkers, mildly gifted people are skip thinkers, and non-gifted people are step-by-step thinkers. Learn more in the excerpt from Jennifer’s upcoming book on giftedness.… Read More

Living with Intensity: Understanding Giftedness as Self-Actualization

Often accompanied by an intense inner disharmony, giftedness has more than once been confused with pathology in the course of history. However, rather than mental weakness or illness, Dabrowski looked at giftedness as a great catalyst for self-actualization. An article by Jennifer Harvey Sallin.… Read More

How InterGifted was Born: Jen’s Story

Jennifer Harvey Sallin started InterGifted in 2015 as a means to connect gifted peers around the world. In this article she shares her experience of publicly talking about being gifted for the first time, her motivations for creating InterGifted, how gifted people can recognize giftedness in themselves and others, and why it’s not arrogant to be sincerely who you are.

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