Recently, I was reading an article entitled "Gifted People and Their Problems" which I received from my daughter's new gifted program at school. This list of "problems" hit strangely close to home. It claims a gifted child may:
-get bored with routine tasks [mopping and other housework anyone?]
-resist changing away from interesting topics or activities
-be overly critical of self and others, impatient with failure, perfectionistic [the root of all my relationship problems]
-disagree vocally with others, argue with teachers
-make jokes or puns at times adults consider inappropriate [especially bad when you hold a leadership calling at church]
-be so emotionally sensitive and empathetic that adults consider it an overreaction, may get angry, or cry when things go wrong or seem unfair
-ignore details, turn in messy work [why I will never be an excellent painter or seamstress]
-reject authority, be non-conforming, stubborn
-dominate or withdraw in cooperative learning situations
All this time I've been blaming myself for my inability to overcome certain weaknesses of mine, when I really could have blamed my dad, who I inherited my genius-ness from. This explained so much for me. And I made Mr. Coleman read it too so he could appreciate what I'm dealing with a little more.
In other news, I bought my first pair of skinny jeans, which I photographed myself in, and wore out in public. But I still think they emphasize everything I hate about my body. I really bought them to wear with my tall boots. I think that may be the only legitimate reason for wearing them.