THE BENEFITS OF A GIFTED ASSESSMENT

Here our clients talk about what a qualitative giftedness assessment with us has done for them...

 

 

I cannot find words to express how enlightening and reassuring Jen’s assessment of me was for me. As a person diagnosed with autism, I have been so unsure which of my traits were caused by my autism and which might have been due to giftedness. Jen helped me clarify which is which, and showed me how I can better understand my twice-exceptional and sometimes very overwhelming mind. Since our session, I have seen the world and myself in a new light. It made me feel like anything is possible for me. Thank you Jen!

Brady - UK

I always knew I was weird, but never knew why. A colleague suggested I contact InterGifted and I did, almost blindly. I jumped right into an assessment with Jen, and my world turned upside down (in a good way) as a result. I discovered that not only am I gifted, I’m highly gifted, and very likely autistic. Oh my god, it explains so much about my life, my joys, my struggles. I can’t believe it! I’m due to be tested for autism in a few weeks, and I have to say that I’m excited. That might sound strange, but when you feel weird for so long without understanding why, and then someone explains your mind to you in a way you never thought anyone would understand you, it is such a relief. Also, Jen is very positive in her approach, and focuses on the unique possibilities that each person has, given their unique neurology and personality. I know there are struggles being 2e, but knowing I have Jen and InterGifted to count on for support, I feel I’ll be able to face them constructively.

Dave - Australia

My giftedness assessment with Jen clarified so much about myself that had confused me my whole life. First of all, I came to understand my lack of sense of satisfaction with so many things in life. And second, I came to understand how applying my giftedness to self-actualization rather than worldly accomplishments has made me confused about whether I am an underachiever or not really gifted at all. Our discussions helped me to finally see my lack of satisfaction and lack of focus on “worldly accomplishments” in a positive light, as a creative force for me. Now I know what to tell people who accuse me of being too exigent: that my drive for excellence is part of my own self-actualization journey, and it is a positive for me; and those who accuse me of not “accomplishing things”: that my focus is on self-mastery, not mastering external processes, and again, that is positive for me. Thank you so much Jen for the work you do in the world, and the positive impact you’re having on people like me who have struggled to find fitting support for their entire lives!

Karin - Canada

My assessment with InterGifted was a huge wake-up call, like a big positive explosion in my life. I have been hiding away behind anger and pain, and realizing that with my highly gifted mind, I can actually use that anger and pain constructively was a major aha moment in my life. I don’t know exactly how it happened, but that two hour assessment transformed me, and I’m so appreciative to Jennifer for insights and expertise.

Rob - USA

I worked with Jen in coaching for a while before daring to ask for a giftedness level assessment. I was really scared because I don’t want to feel like I’m “better” than anyone, but in coaching I was realizing that I was avoiding understanding myself by avoiding knowing about my gifted profile. So, we scheduled an assessment session, and it was life-changing. I realized that I am exceptionally gifted and highly empathic, and as a woman, sometimes those aspects of myself have worked in competition with each other. I want to be smart and move ahead at my speed, but I want to care for everyone and never make others suffer. Jen has helped me realize that I have a right and a real need to express my exceptionally gifted self, but that with self-awareness, I can also learn to do so in ways that does not hurt others. This is a huge revelation, and Jen and I are continuing to work on it in our coaching sessions. It’s hard to believe that, after 20 years of therapy, my life could change so much in just a half-year of knowing Jen! Thank you Jen.

Eve - Belgium

I hesitated scheduling my assessment with Jen for a whole year. I knew I was gifted, and wondered if I might be highly gifted but was very afraid of finding out the answer. I already felt so alienated from the world around me; I didn’t want to add more fuel to the fire. But when I finally met with Jen, she put all my fears to rest. She helped me to understand that accurate self-knowledge will allow me to connect better to all varieties of people by “reading reality” more accurately, and being able to act in line with things how people really are – not just how I’ve been projecting them to be. I finally see how I can stop projecting my highly gifted mind (yes, Jen confirmed my “fears”) onto others who are not highly gifted, and how I can improve my relationships for the benefit of everyone. If you’re hesitating getting an assessment, I encourage you to go for it – it has made such a positive difference in my life!

Thierry - France

The assessment with Jen gave me courage and confidence to own what had always felt true inside, but what I was scared to believe. I feel like I have access to my mind now and that there are possibilities ahead, whereas before things felt so stuck – professionally, socially, and in my relationship with myself. I can’t believe how seen and heard I feel, like Jen somehow had access to my inner thoughts. That’s never happened to me before, and I can barely put the experience into words. This has been well worth the investment!

Katherine - UK

I have dyslexia and always thought I was less smart than others. It always made me feel inferior. When I learned I was highly gifted in my assessment with Jen, it suddenly made sense that while I hadn’t done well at school, I still had a meta-mind. Jen helped me find resources for managing the dyslexia and I can already see a huge shift in my self-perception. I now know that I am smart, and not inferior (although not superior either), and as I learn tricks to better manage the dyslexia, I find I am so much better able to express myself. One of the best things that has happened as a result of the assessment is that I’m no longer ashamed to ask for help and special accommodations for my challenges. At the age of 52, this comes as a huge relief. I’ve had to deal with some grief following the assessment, becoming aware of how many years I had wasted feeling bad about myself and not understanding myself. But that has been healing too as I realise that I’ve been doing the best I can for myself all these years, and it can only get better from here.

Alexander - Canada