Gifted Creative Children

Gifted creative children can often display some or all of the following characteristics

  • High sensitivity
  • Excessive amounts of energy
  • Bores easily and may appear to have short attention span
  • Requires emotionally stable and secure adults around him/her
  • Will resist authority if not democratically orientated
  • Have preferred ways of learning; particularly in reading and mathematics
  • May become easily frustrated because of his/her big ideas and not having the resources or people to assist him/her in carrying these tasks to fruition
  • Learns from an exploratory level and resists rote memory and just being a listener
  • Cannot sit still unless absorbed in something of his/her own interest
  • Very compassionate and has many fears such as death and loss of loved ones
  • If they experience failure early, may give up and develop permanent learning blocks


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Behaviour displayed by children and adults is a product of their experiences and learning. It has a meaning and function. Behaviour can be modified if we can modify their experiences and environment.