Traits You May See in Your Gifted Child

  • Advanced vocabulary
  • An ability to focus intently on a subject of interest for long periods of time
  • Intellectual curiosity as demonstrated by endless questions and inquiries
  • Learns rapidly
  • Wide range of interests
  • A need to explore subjects in surprising depth
  • Perfectionism
  • Extreme intensity
  • Extreme sensitivity (physically and/or emotionally)
  • High energy levels
  • Nonconformity – questions rules and authority
  • A vivid imagination
  • Keen sense of humor

Please note:  This list is only a guideline and does not describe all gifted children nor do gifted children possess all of the characteristics.  The uniqueness of individual children defies any attempt to categorize them into well-defined groups.