The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius

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Ballantine Books, 2000 - Psychology - 399 pages
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Are you relentlessly curious and creative, always willing to rock the boat in order to get things done . . . extremely energetic and focused, yet constantly switching gears . . . intensely sensitive, able to intuit subtly charged situations and decipher others' feeling? If these traits sound familiar, then you may be an Everyday Genius--an ordinary person of unusual vision who breaks the mold and isn't afraid to push progress forward. . . .

As thought-provoking as Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, psychologist Mary-Elaine Jacobsen's Gifted Adults draws on a wide range of groundbreaking research and her own clinical experience to show America's twenty million gifted adults how to identify and free their extraordinary potential. Gifted Adults presents the first practical tool for rating your Evolutionary Intelligence Quotient through an in-depth personality-type profile. Demystifying what it means to be a gifted adult, this book offers practical guidance for eliminating self-sabotage and underachievement, helping Everyday Geniuses and those who know, love, and work with them to understand and support the exceptional gifts inherent in these unique personality traits.

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Review: The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius(tm)

User Review  - Anjjam Hussain - Goodreads

Gifted adult magnificently illustrates how people of high intelligence sabotage their relationships, work life and professionalism. It has been very insightful to read and everyone should read this ... Read full review

Review: The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius(tm)

User Review  - Steve Butterbaugh - Goodreads

A rather difficult book to read and I'm not sure that the way the characteristics of genius expressed is true. So, this is a new experience - one I will continue to think about. Read full review

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Dr. Mary-Elaine Jacobsen is the former Chief Psychologist for the Amherst Wilder Foundation, a highly-regarded organization with programs for behavior-disordered children, therapeutic foster care, home and school counseling, and child psychiatry. A recognized leader in child guidance and developmental psychology, Dr. Jacobsen is the author of "The Gifted Adult" and she has been published in, and interviewed for, many professional journals and periodicals. She is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Visit her website at www.bratstopshere.com.

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