Gifted Adolescents: Challenges and Opportunities for Connection, Meaning and Purpose

Gifted adolescents don’t always have the easiest time finding each other. That’s why Marei Pryde has started an InterGifted Adolescents Community. In this interview, Marei discusses the unique challenges and opportunities of gifted youth of today. Read as she explores how the neurodiversity movement has helped provide hope, inspiration and positive change for gifted youth, and how gifted adolescents are finding meaning and connection in the climate emergency.

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Climate Emergency & Finding My Unique Gifted Contribution

Gifted people all over the world are struggling to find a sense of optimism and hope regarding the climate emergency. Many of us are finding that, before we can commit to action and put our intelligence and gifts to work for the collective, we must diligently work through grief, despair and paralysis. In this article, InterGifted’s founding director Jennifer Harvey shares her personal journey to of healing and helps us explore how cultivating compassion and a keen awareness of our own particular passions and gifts play in the process.… Read More

Questions for a Gifted Multipotentialite

Gifted multipotentialites have so many interests, so many passions and so many questions about how to manage it all. In this article, inspired by an InterGifted Community Q+A, our InterGifted multipotentiality expert Marion Kee shares her wisdom on making choices, setting priorities, dealing with grief, reigniting suppressed multipotentiality, finding community, and getting support as a gifted multipotentialite. … Read More

Sustainable Intensity and Self-Compassion

Gifted people are often described as “intense”. They imagine rich possibilities, feel deeply, engage passionately, and are driven to explore and understand everything. And while this offers them a unique opportunity to experience life in a profoundly vibrant way, their intensity can sometimes be wholly overwhelming and even painful. In this article, Kelly Pryde explores how gifted people can learn to live out their intensity in sustainable and self-compassionate ways. … Read More

Resistance, Self-Sabotage & Breakthroughs on the Gifted Journey

Many gifted people live out patterns of resistance and self-sabotage in their self-development and in their relationships with others and with themselves. InterGifted coach Max Sawyers explores the “why” of gifted resistance and self-sabotage as well as his theory of how some of us are unwittingly living in a self-generated reality which keeps us looping around and not making progress on our goals. Then he explores how we can make breakthroughs so that we can exit that loop.… Read More

Conversations on Gifted Trauma Podcast

Listen in for a series of conversations on Gifted Trauma with InterGifted founder & director Jennifer Harvey Sallin and InterGifted coach Karin Eglinton. “Gifted trauma” is the trauma that gifted people can experience if they feel ridiculed, ignored, rejected, misunderstood, out-of-place, left out or left behind, pressured to conform, or excessively groomed or exploited as a result of their unusual minds. Gifted people’s experiences of other non-gifted specific traumas are also unique, as their extreme mental and often emotional intensity and complexity bring so many extra questions to the “unanswerable why” of trauma. We explore all this – and hope and healing – together from a personal development point of view.

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Gender & Giftedness: Toward a Human-First Model of Self-Expression

Just as giftedness is not an isolated quality of your life, neither is your biological sex and the connected gender norm you received from your social and cultural environment. Both your giftedness and your inherited gender roles – individually and interconnectedly – globally affect your particular expression and experience of your intelligence, your sense of possibility, and your relationship with yourself and with the external world. In this article, InterGifted Coach Merlin Györy shares his own “positive gender disintegration” process with us as well as suggestions and insight for navigating our own.… Read More

Supporting Gifted People: Guidelines for Therapists & Coaches (and Advice for Gifted Clients)

It is essential that therapists, coaches and other helping professionals know what giftedness is, how to recognize it in clients, and how to best support their gifted clients. Anyone helping a gifted person is, by necessity, helping a gifted mind – and gifted minds work in unique ways, have unusual needs, and grow in unconventional directions. Here are some guidelines for helping professionals and gifted clients from InterGifted Founder, Coach & Trainer Jennifer Harvey Sallin.… Read More

Mindfulness on the Path of Gifted Development

Gifted challenges such as perfectionism, heightened sensitivity, relational struggles, asynchronous abilities, cognitive complexity and emotional intensity create personal suffering and prevent many individuals from living well, and fully, with their giftedness. In this article, InterGifted coach and founder of the GIfted Mindfulness Collective Kelly Pryde shows us how robust mindfulness offers us tools for addressing our challenges a valuable opportunity to support ourselves on the gifted development journey.… Read More

Gifted Adults & Second Childhoods: Revisiting Essential Stages of Development

Growing up without knowing we’re gifted can be like growing up in a distorted mirror. For many gifted adults, learning about their giftedness brings them back to a “second childhood” in which they can rediscover themselves in more authentic ways. They can develop socially and personally in ways they weren’t able in their “first childhood”. In this article, InterGifted founder Jennifer Harvey Sallin explores how we can best navigate the essential developmental stages of our “second (gifted) childhood”. … Read More

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