Today, Alonso Rivas gives us his vision of giftedness through the “gifted interview” and thus continues my series to share on Giftedness. Thank you, Alonso! He is a transition manager and lives currently in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in France.
.IF I COULD CHOOSE, WOULD I STILL BE GIFTED?
Gifted is a misleading term. There are various tests and in the majority of cases they only take into account a fraction of the frame, so they are not conclusive and above all biased.
.WHAT (MY OWN) GIFTEDNESS MEANS TO ME
It is the ability to see the big picture and find solutions quickly even if they seem unattainable or absurd to others. Time puts things in perspective and their place.
.IF I HAD TO CHOOSE AN IMAGE OR A KEYWORD THAT SUMS UP WHAT GIFTEDNESS MEANS
.HOW LONG HAVE I KNOWN ABOUT IT?
.WHAT PHASES HAVE I GONE THROUGH SINCE MY DISCOVERY?
Learning about differences and accepting differences.
. HOW DO I EXPLAIN THIS TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NEVER HEARD OF IT?
Thinking about multiple elements at the same time without them seeming to have a connection and yet they do.
.THE REMARK WHICH BLEW ME AWAY MOST WHEN I TALKED ABOUT IT
.HOW IT CHANGED MY LIFE (TO KNOW IT)
To move forward on my path without waiting for others to understand it and to disregard judgments.
.WHAT I HAVE ALLOWED MYSELF TO DO EVER SINCE
Everything. Life is a whole of which physical death is a part.
.WHAT IT CREATES TO OTHERS WHEN I TALK ABOUT IT
Reactions are diverse.
.WHAT IRRITATES ME WITH GIFTEDNESS
The ability to carry out several activities at the same time with high intensity requires a lot of energy. One must be careful not to get lost in the meanders of the tree thinking.
.WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO EMPHASIZE ABOUT GIFTEDNESS
Speed of analysis and work capacity.
.WHAT I PERSONALLY FIND TO BE THE MOST DIFFICULT
I don’t see any.
.WHAT I PERSONALLY LOVE
The understanding of a lot of things.
.MY SURVIVAL AND REBOUND STRATEGIES
It’s more of a Life strategy: having projects, implementing them and bringing them to completion.
.A (MIS)REPRESENTATION THAT I WANT TO CALL INTO QUESTION
Giftedness is not mathematical, is not just mathematics, it is a belief derived from societal shackles. Giftedness has multiple expressions.
.WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO GIFTED PEOPLE
Think about what you can act on and love yourself.
.WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT CONCERNED
There are currently 7.5 billion human beings on earth, each one unique.
.WHAT I WOULD RECOMMEND TO SOMEONE WHO IS WONDERING
With the internet, whoever wants to know, can. Cross-reference information and try to meet people physically.
.THE MISTAKE NOT TO MAKE FOR A GIFTED PERSON
Believing that finding solutions quickly is enough.
.MY PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR GIFTED
Know how to adapt while remaining yourself.
.MY PERSONAL ADVICE FOR GIFTED
Be yourself and know how to compose.
.MY OPINION ABOUT THE WAIS IQ TEST
As said above, the majority of tests are incomplete and are designed to highlight some aspects more than others. Do not feel obligated to take tests.
.IS IT A WASTE NOT TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE GIFTED?
If the person is happy no.
.WHEN I MEET ANOTHER GIFTED PERSON, DO I RECOGNIZE HIM.HER? BY WHAT?
It can be a behaviour, a flow of words, or a fluttering about different subjects.
.WHAT DO GIFTED PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?
Feeling understood, by most of whom I’ve come across.
.THE CRUCIAL STEPS NOT TO BE MISSED IN THE JOURNEY OF A GIFTED PERSON?
Accepting the difference.
.AN INSPIRATION FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY ABOUT GIFTEDNESS
When difference is wealth …
.THE QUESTION THAT I WAS MISSING BUT THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ANSWER?
Nothing is exhaustive, nothing needs to be (exhaustive).