Prejudice when dealing with giftedness—always a thing!

Prejudices in dealing with giftedness have been around for years. In my private practice for giftedness, I have been working very successfully since 2003 with quick-thinking children and adolescents and highly gifted adults in a wide variety of professional positions, whether specialists, executives, managers, or self-employed. Even then, I was always amazed at the prejudices …

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3 key misconceptions about the human psyche after lockdown

Just getting back on track after the lockdown? This article highlights the main psychological consequences of the lockdown during the Covid 19 catastrophe. It shows the central errors in thinking that many decision-makers succumbed to and the damage that was done as a result—even if it was due solely to ignorance. A rethink is urgently …

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Asperger’s Autism

Disorder or personality trait with great strengths? Asperger’s autism and giftedness are phenomena that have always fascinated people. Now that more and more people are willing to publicly report their personality traits, people with high giftedness and/or Asperger’s autism are finally allowed to “come out”. However, there is still a lot of misinformation about Asperger’s …

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Highly Gifted Children. A real challenge for parents

Highly gifted children are a real challenge for parents. Nowadays, parents who have highly intelligent children are often under a lot of pressure and are sometimes even made to feel insecure or discriminated against from many sides. They often already have a long ordeal under their belts when they finally learn through an intelligence test …

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How did Clever People—The Platform for the Highly Gifted and Neurodiverse—come about?

How did Clever People—The Platform for the Highly Gifted and Neurodiverse—come about? In the course of my work with highly gifted and neurodiverse people in my private practice for giftedness, the idea for Clever People—The Community for the Highly Gifted and Neurodiverse—was born several years ago. Again and again I was asked by my highly …

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Hochbegabte Erwachsene im Berunfsleben

Highly gifted adults and career entry

Highly gifted adults entering professional life have special challenges… Carina Clever, 25 years old and a highly gifted adult entering professional life, finally has her state bar exam and her first employment contract in her pocket and is looking forward to her new job. Carina receives her first assignment immediately: proofreading an insurance contract that …

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