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Characteristics of talented people

Studies indicate that talented and outstanding children show patterns of behavior or traits that distinguish them from others. Among the most prominent of these features are:

  • Excessive and extraordinary curiosity
  • Short reaction time
  • Independence
  • Love of risk
  • Power to focus
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Perseverance

The main component of the talent is genetic, while the main component of excellence is environmental. Superiority implies the existence of talent and not the other way around; the brilliant must be talented, but not all talented are brilliant. Parents or teachers disregarding or ignoring questions of talented and superior children, especially in the early stages of growth, could have a devastating effect on the process of education and the acquisition of knowledge in the future.

Studies indicate that the more intelligent the more proportion of the number of hours of concentration. The number of gifted, in any society, ranges between 1 to 5% of the total population.