Embrace your giftedness
Discover how to thrive. I am a psychologist who can help you get there.
Having an IQ in the top 2.5% of the population has advantages and disadvantages.
Being gifted means you have characteristics and aptitudes that can give you a distinct edge in life. You likely excel in many areas.
And yet you’re different from others, which can be problematic at times.
You might recognize yourself in some of these characteristics of gifted adults:
- You have a remarkable ability with language and numbers.
- You learn new things rapidly and thrive on challenge.
- You are original and imaginative.
- You are independent and self-disciplined.
- You have a long attention span and are able to focus on tasks for hours.
- You have a love of ideas and ardent discussion.
The benefits of being gifted are many.
But being gifted can feel like a burden because giftedness comes with its own set of difficulties.
You may feel like you don’t fit in and that no one gets you. You may feel isolated much of the time.
Some additional problems you may struggle with:
- You are a perfectionist and can work yourself to exhaustion.
- You are unable to switch off your thinking.
- You become bored when your work isn’t stimulating, which may lead to frequent career changes.
- You’ve heard you are too driven or intense.
- You feel misunderstood. People may not be able to talk about things at your level.
- You find it difficult to find friends that are as intelligent as you are.
- You’ve been described as quirky or non-conforming.
- You are your own worst critic.
I’m a psychologist who specializes in helping gifted adults.
As a psychologist who has provided counselling to bright and talented professionals for 20 years, I understand your concerns. I know it can be a struggle when you’re brighter than most people.
But maybe you don’t know that you’re normal in relation to others who are gifted.
My goal is to help you accept your giftedness and overcome any difficulties that may be associated with it. You can learn to delight in your strengths and in what you offer the world once you clearly understand your needs, and how to meet them.
You can move more freely and confidently.
I can also help you address problems that may be related to being gifted, such as:
- Anxiety and stress
- Exhaustion and burnout
- Relationship problems
- Career challenges
- Distressing experiences
- Troubling behaviours
How you can benefit from counselling:
- Accept that being different is normal for the gifted.
- Embrace your strengths that result from being gifted.
- Set realistic expectations for yourself and learn to pace yourself.
- Feel more relaxed and at peace with who you are.
- Experience less anxiety and stress.
- Build better social relationships with people who are similar to you.
- Create more fulfilling intimate relationships.
You can achieve all of the above and more with therapy.
You don’t have to struggle. Life can be easier.