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Fairfield Independent School District

(Some) Characteristics of Gifted Children

  1. Has unusually advanced vocabulary for age or grade
  2. Gifted children are children first and gifted second.
  3. Gifted children are not always highly motivated.
  4. Gifted children are not gifted in every area.
  5. Gifted children think differently.
  6. Easily bored and has own ideas about how things should be done.
  7. Becomes involved and truly absorbed in certain topics.
  8. Asks lots of questions and has quick mastery and recall of factual information.
  9. Shows emotional sensitivity.
  10. Is interested in adult topics.