Social and Emotional Aspects

Learn More about giftedness




You will find further information and links relating to the social and emotional development of gifted individuals in The Beginner’s Guide to Life on the Bright Side and also in Gifted Children: Resources for Parents and Teachers in WA.

Here are some links to start with:

Social Skills of Gifted Children by Dr Louise Porter (free ebook)

EQ and the IQ connection by Deb Ruf

Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted, Adults and Children

Personality Type and School Adjustment Deb Ruf

Feeling Boys and Thinking Girls: Talented Adolescents and their Teachers by Jane Piirto

Social-emotional aspects of Giftedness: SENG support model by Rose Blackett and James Webb.   This article looks at the importance of social emotional aspects of giftedness, the influence of environment and innate factors and the positives of recognising and embracing the social-emotional dimension. It also includes a valuable table outlining possible problems associated with the characteristic strengths of gifted individuals.

Personality development and the pursuit of excellence by Linda Silverman

Moral sensitivity of gifted children and the evolution of society  by Linda Silverman

Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted by Jill Burruss and Lisa Kaenzig

Using books to meet the social and emotional needs of gifted students by Judith Halstead

Teens and Young Adults
A collection of articles on the Talent Development site