Characteristics of Gifted Children

Typical
Characteristics of Gifted Children

*    Unusually large vocabularies
for their age

*    Greater comprehension of the
subtleties of language

*    Longer attention span,
persistence and intense concentration

*    Ability to learn basic
skills more quickly and with less practice

*    Wide range of interests

*    Highly developed curiosity
and a limitless supply of questions

*    Interest in experimenting
and doing things differently

*    Tendency to put ideas or
things together in ways that are unusual and not obvious (divergent thinking)

*    Sees relationships

*    Ability to retain a great
deal of information

*    Unusual sense of humor

*    Heightened sensitivity to
values and moral issues – keenly aware of what is right, just, or fair and what
is not

*    Goes beyond assigned tasks

*    Irritated and bored by the
routine and obvious

*    Finds different ways of
doing things – many ways to solve a problem

*    Impatient with others who do
not see his/her way or understand his/her ideas

*    High level of activity

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