Journal article

Personality characteristics of gifted and talented children and their parents: A review

GJ Boyle

The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist | Published : 1988


ABSTRACTThe present review suggests that gifted and talented individuals exhibit personality characteristics of self-sufficiency/independence, conscientiousness, emotional control and perseverance. However, the combination of high intellectual ability and heightened sensitivity may cause problems for such individuals, resulting in social withdrawal in some cases.