Giftedness Assessments



Our InterGifted assessments help you look at whether you are gifted, and if so, what your unique gifted profile is. Knowing how your complex mind works increases your self-understanding and self-compassion and unlocks doors for legitimizing, accepting, and empowering yourself on your self-awareness journey. We see giftedness from a holistic perspective, and assessments explore intellectual intelligence together with body intelligence, emotions, intuitive awareness, creativity, and other forms of intelligence expression.


How it works & what we evaluate

A qualitative assessment with us looks at giftedness based on cognitive, thought, emotional and other patterns of awareness. Via your preparatory work and our live assessment discussion with you, our InterGifted assessors combine our professional knowledge with an exploration of your mind space in order to understand the way your mind works. Using the model of giftedness developed by InterGifted's founder Jennifer Harvey Sallin, which you can learn more about here, our assessors help you gain a full-picture understand of your unique profile, including:

    • your level of giftedness
    • your areas of intelligence and how they work together most naturally for you
    • any possible twice- or multi-exceptionalities
    • any overexcitabilities in your profile
    • how complicating factors such as trauma history and chronic physical or mental health issues may have affected your ability to express your gifted mind and self fully
    • how environmental and social support, resources, and opportunities (or lack thereof) have helped or hindered your ability to express essential parts of your gifted mind and self fully
    • as appropriate, a clarifying discussion about the difference between external evidence of giftedness (such as good grades and eminence) vs. the inner reality of giftedness which may not be expressed in traditionally externalized ways

As it is qualitative only, our process does not include testing of any kind. Our assessment sessions are offered exclusively via InterGifted throughout the world (on Zoom) by our InterGifted assessors who have completed a rigorous multi-year training, practicum and supervision to provide assessments, and have extensive experience working with gifted, twice-exceptional and multi-exceptional adults (and they are themselves gifted and multi-exceptional).

The assessment process consists of written preparation and a two-hour live online assessment discussion with your assessor. Read what our assessment clients say about what they've gained from their assessment experiences with us, and learn more about the process and scheduling below.

As we are discussing material that can be challenging and confronting, it's important for our clients to be in a stable emotional state and ready to engage in the process of self-discovery, wherever it leads them (more information on "assessment readiness" below).

About the assessment process

Several weeks (or more) prior to the online assessment session, we will send you pre-assessment reading and a series of questions about your personal history via email. In the weeks preceding the assessment session, you will have the time to review and reflect on the reading and questions we have sent you, and to prepare a written submission which will be due on an agreed-upon date with your assessor. Your assessor will review your submission prior to the live session, and will use their analysis of your submission as a basis for the live discussion with you.

During the assessment session, your assessor will review your profile with you, asking follow-up questions to your submission and clarifying aspects of your cognitive experience and personal history. By the end of the live session, your assessor will provide you with an analysis of your profile, as well as personalized resource recommendations (reading, coaching, integration work, groups, therapy, communities, and so on) based on your unique profile, needs and personal development journey. We generally provide a follow-up summary and recommendations via email following the session, but we do not provide formal reports.

What our clients say

Here are a few highlights of our clients' experiences, in their own words. You can read their extended feedback on our testimonials page.

"I have to say that I felt seen in a way I had rarely been seen in my life."

"This assessment provided confirmation, comfort, advice and guidance that will change the way I will see and organize my life forever."

"“Grateful” is the first word that comes up when I think about the assessment. The second one is “mind-blowing”. The third one would be “transformative”."

"My giftedness assessment was a life-changing event. I feel like I have been given a giant permission slip to leave my old life behind, lean into what my heart has been craving for decades, and share my gifts with me and then the world."

"This saved me at least 10 to 20 years of suffering and searching in the quest called ‘who am I? and why do I feel so different?'"

"The assessment is a very organic process, and it’s amazing to not have to hide your true self and not be scared to be “too much” again. It’s now time for me to pursue my healing and blooming journey as a gifted mind."

How to know if you're ready for an assessment with us

Our assessment process is designed for people who are ready to learn about their cognitive profile and are able to apply that knowledge actively in their personal development process. Given the purpose and format of our assessments, it is important for our clients to be in a stable and non-rushed emotional and psychological state, to feel safe and ready to share openly about their mind and personal background with us, to explore potentially challenging material, and to be comfortable being assessed with the giftedness model we use.

Here are some indicators that our assessment is not the best next step in your journey:

    • You are in a state of emotional or existential pain or turmoil, or are in personal crisis. You can refer to the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale as a guide: our assessments are designed for clients who are in the "stable to thriving" category represented by the range of 61-100.
    • You are feeling resistant to, scared of or even angry about getting assessed; you are not comfortable confronting your profile in an honest and open way.
    • You have blocks to learning and applying new information.
    • You are not comfortable with the model of giftedness we use (linked above).



Our team of InterGifted assessors is pictured below. We invite you to review our assessors' profiles (via the links in their profiles) and directly contact the assessor with whom you would like to schedule.

Before contacting the assessor of your choice, please be sure you have read this page thoroughly, including the frequently asked questions listed below. Once you are sure you meet our requirements for participation and that our assessment process fits your needs, you can write to us, providing a brief background about your giftedness discovery and integration so far, as well as your motivations for participating in an assessment at this time. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we can only respond to requests that fit our offering.

Please note that our assessment sessions are scheduled several weeks to one month in advance to allow you adequate session preparation time. Costs vary according to our assessors' location and level of experience.


Jennifer Harvey Sallin

Founding Director, Trainer & Assessor

Jennifer is based in Switzerland and assessments with her can be conducted in English, French or Italian. Cost is 825 CHF and she has a waiting list of around 18 months. You can learn more about her here and schedule with her via email.

Luzi Yang

 Coach & Assessor

Luzi is based in the US and assessments with her are conducted in English. Cost is 775 USD (currently ~700 CHF) and she has a waiting list of around 2 months. You can learn more about her and schedule with her here.


Fabienne Wydler

Coach & Assessor

Fabienne is based in Switzerland and assessments with her are conducted in English or German. Cost is 700 CHF. She is currently not taking new clients and will start scheduling again in September 2024. You can learn more about her and reach out to schedule in September 2024 here.


Answers to FAQ's

If I already know my IQ score, what is the point of having a giftedness assessment?

IQ scores don't directly help you understand how your gifted mind works, nor the various nuances, strengths, opportunities and challenges of your unique gifted cognitive profile. That's where a qualitative assessment comes in, to dig more deeply into the make-up of your multidimensional mind and how it informs your particular purpose, goals, journey, needs and possibilities. It's worth mentioning that IQ testing also measures mainly what is called "logico-mathematical intelligence", thus other areas of creative, emotional, sensual, existential and physical intelligence are not generally assessed or defined by an IQ test. Naturally, a qualitative assessment is holistic and examines all areas of intelligence, as well as how they work together for your particular experience and expression.

What are your assessments based on?

On a theoretical level, we use Jennifer Harvey Sallin's model of giftedness as a basis for our assessments. Additionally, we base our assessments on our extensive training, years of experience working with and assessing gifted clients, as well as our research knowledge on giftedness, twice-/multi-exceptionality, and gifted-specific psychology.

I saw a therapist/coach outside of InterGifted offering 'giftedness profiling'. Is that the same as an InterGifted assessment?

No. A coach/therapist outside of InterGifted who offers giftedness profiling using our giftedness model is not offering an InterGifted assessment and is not an InterGifted assessor. Many coaches and therapists around the world have been trained in introductory giftedness profiling through Jennifer Harvey Sallin's Introduction to Giftedness Profiling Course (a 3-month, 9-hour introductory training course) and some of them use their giftedness profiling skills as a part of their ongoing therapeutic or coaching services. Our InterGifted assessors have gone through multi-year rigorous training, practicum and supervision, and receive ongoing professional development to continue to hone their skills in providing attuned, holistic, stand-alone assessments to our clients. If you are confused about a giftedness profiling offering from an external practitioner which is based on our giftedness model, and you'd like to verify their training and preparation with us, please contact us at

What if I'm unsure about being gifted?

You do not need to be sure that you are gifted before having an assessment. If you are unsure, we help you evaluate that and can still provide resources and suggestions for next steps, even if you discover that you are not gifted via our assessment.

Can I use this assessment for self-advocacy (at school, in legal situations, etc)?

Our assessments can be a helpful step for self-advocacy with employers, family members, or schools. They are not appropriate for legal cases or other situations which involve a need for quantitative reports.

Do you offer follow-up assessment reports?

No, we do not provide assessment reports. We will, however, send you a follow up email with resource recommendations, based on our assessment discussion.

Do you offer follow-up assessment sessions?

Some clients choose to schedule additional assessment discussion sessions or giftedness integration work sessions to further explore more specific aspects of the initial assessment discussion, such as how twice-exceptionalities or other factors affect giftedness expression or how one can best manage one's energy based on their gifted profile; however the first assessment session gives a thorough overview of giftedness level(s), areas of intelligence, possible twice-exceptionalities, and resources and recommendations for personal development based on one's unique profile. Please note that Jennifer Harvey Sallin is only able to offer one follow-up session to each client, whereas Fabienne Wydler and Luzi Yang are generally available for ongoing integration sessions. Jennifer's clients are welcome to pursue integration work with Fabienne or Luzi. Follow-up assessment discussions are priced at the assessor's hourly rate.

Can I get gifted coaching before I have an assessment? Or should I wait?

You can pursue gifted coaching before or simultaneous to having an assessment.

Do you offer discounts or scholarships?

We are unable to offer discounts or scholarships at this time.

Can I have my parent/employer/partner/friend pay for my assessment on my behalf?

We do not accept assessment payments from third parties, and we are unable to communicate about our clients' assessment preparation, planning, scheduling, or results with any third parties.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

The assessment process is an involved process both for you as a client and for us as assessors. Therefore, it is important that you be ready to fully participate in and follow through with the process. If you're in a phase in your life where you struggle to follow through, we recommend waiting to schedule with us until you can have enough space for research, reflection, participation and follow-up. Because we reserve a significant amount of time for you, we are unable to offer rescheduling or refunds for assessments after your session is scheduled and paid for. If there is a legitimate emergency, we will work with you on an individual basis to try to find a respectful scheduling solution together.