Dr. Edith Johnston joined #gtchat to discuss her work and philosophy on ‘multi-talents’; those individuals with high abilities in several areas. Dr. Johnston’s focus is with those who are not expressing at their desired or needed level. It was noted that multi-talents often feel they are different, but don’t always know why. In response to these feelings, they may hide their talents.
Perfectionism, Imposter Syndrome, self-medication, dropping out, hiding are all possible consequences for multi-talents who do not understand their own feelings. They often do not ‘learn how to learn’ and this can create conflicts in their adult lives. Dr. Johnston’s advice includes: set mastery as the goal, not perfection; challenge oneself to gain more skill and expand your talent; and increase self-awareness. A full transcript may be found on this blog.
Dr. Johnston’s website, “How to in Life”
Dr. Johnston at An Intense Life from @chrstinef
Gifted for Life from @SoniaDabboussi
Kulpers & Van Kempen (Supporting Extra Intelligent People & Their Environment)
Multi-talents MIA | Beyond Mediocrity (Audio Program) by Dr. Edith Johnston
A Myriad of Ideas: Personal Development for Multi-Talented Individuals (book) by Dr. Edith Johnston
Discovering the Intensity of Brilliance | A Mandala Journey (book) by Dr. Edith Johnston
Multipotentiality from @thethinkteacher