All human beings have an innate need to belong, to fit in. This need often drives even the most introverted amongst us to seek out friendships – whether in person or online.
But sometimes, the need to fit in can cause anxiety. A lot of anxiety.
This is especially true with our gifted kids and adults.
You see, the attributes of giftedness can get in the way of things at times – these attributes make us “different” in such a way that finding groups with whom we can belong is a real struggle.
I am going to explore this topic this week on the blog, and list several strategies for helping our gifted population find comfort – help them belong.
If you have specific things you want to see addressed, please leave me a comment and I will work it in this week.