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Book Review: The Gifted Adult-by Dr. Mary-Elain Jacobson

The Gifted Adult by Dr. Mary-Elaine Jacobson discusses the unique nature of geniuses and gifted adults. With over 30 years of working with the highly intelligent she has become an authority on the subject. To her, there are many misconceptions about the gifted nature; where and when it is shown. She makes a distinction between savants who can master one skill and are limited in their other abilities with gifted geniuses that can master many skills with limited training. Their skills are innate to their abilities and part of their biological development. According to Dr. Maureen Neihart the book, “ takes readers beyond the myths and stereotypes about talent and genius…everyone interested in maximizing intelligence, creativity, or productivity will want to read this book. “ Geniuses are not always easy to find because they run with pacts of average people for social acceptance even though their intelligences and skill may supersede the people they know.   Furthermore, such