Giftedness is happiness or punishment
Giftedness is a social reality or an individual gift? How should adults treat gifted children? How to develop this quality of the psyche? How not to confuse giftedness with a stubborn character? These and many other questions will be answered in this article.
What is giftedness?
Giftedness is a systemic quality of the psyche that develops throughout life, which enables a person to achieve outstanding results that are higher than other people.
Gifted is a child who stands out for obvious, bright, sometimes even outstanding achievements in one or more activities. Scientists unanimously assert that the talent of children has increased electrical and biochemical activity of the brain. Their brain almost always has a huge "appetite" and gargantuan ability to "digest" intellectual food. Such children even sometimes "bite off" more than they can "chew". From an early age, gifted children have the ability to monitor cause-effect relationships and draw their own conclusions from this. They are keen on building alternative systems and modules. Their intracerebral system is more branched, has a greater number of connections. They have a figurative button in the brain system "What if?", Which is always ready for action. Gifted children distinguishes from others excellent memory and ability to use the accumulated knowledge. A favorite hobby of such people is collecting and bringing these collections in order. Ability to raise questions, a large vocabulary, which is accompanied by rather complex constructions, often attract the attention of surrounding people to such children. Little geeks quite easily cope with the uncertainty, with pleasure come up with new words, read encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Is it easy to be gifted?
Giftedness is a kind of qualitative combination of those abilities of a person that ensure his successful performance of activities. The abilities act together with each other, that is, they represent a certain structure. This allows you to compensate for the lack of some abilities due to the development of others. To date, many psychologists believe that giftedness is the result of a complex interaction of the social environment and heredity. But at the same time, one can not ignore the role of the mechanisms of self-development of the person's personality, which underlie the realization and formation of individual talent.
Development of giftedness in children
Giftedness is a significant advance over mental development in comparison with age norms.
Such children are inherent in:
- increased curiosity;
- excellent memory;
- abstract thinking;
- huge vocabulary;
- highly developed fantasy;
- bright imagination;
- developed sense of humor;
- exaggerated fears.
Child talent is established and studied only in the process of education and training. The early years of a child's life are connected with the enormous possibilities of brain activity, so mentally gifted "geeks" can be distinguished already at this age.