01 Sep State Perspective of Giftedness, next to Trait- and Non-Trait perspective
State Perspective of Giftedness, next to Trait- and Non-Trait perspective
Paper presentation146Truus van der Kaaij, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Everest 2Thu 15:45 - 17:15
Balanced research and practice
‘State Perspective of Giftedness’Personality characteristics are said to be too diverse for identification of giftedness.
Balancing research and practice, this study contributes to more insight in individual differences, resulting in identifiable psychological profiles towards new approaches.
Two Reviews and Experts Consultation focused on inner mechanisms, and heightened awareness (HA) of the G&T. In literature HA was mentioned, but not found as separate topic.
Experts encouraged conceptualizing giftedness as a different state-of-being: a ‘State-‘ (next to the prevailing ‘Trait’ and ‘Non-Trait’) perspective. Acquired by applying interdisciplinarity, allowing philosophy to introduce ‘Constitution’.
Results will increase teachers’ insight in Neihart’s four-out-of-six profiles, and contribute to address underachievement & hidden talent. Professionals in education and healthcare get new tools for teaching and counseling in ways, used in the medical world for decades.
Insight in their own state of being provides the gifted better understanding, meaning and structure for personal growth across their lifespan.