Book Definition: Often conceived as representing the upper 2% of the IQ range, commencing about 30 points above average (at about 130 IQ points).

In Your Own Words


  • People in the upper 1-2 % of the upper quartile with an IQ of around 130. Typically, they have special talents.

Examples/Functions


  • Einstein and Picasso are examples of people who are gifted.
  • Anyone scoring above 130 on the IQ test.
  • "Geniuses" and "prodigies"
  • Children in special art academies.
  • People who are gifted may have mental disabilities.
  • The kids on Oprah's "Most talented kids in America" episode where she showcased several children who were musical prodigies.

Additional Resources


  1. http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/giftedness_and_gifted.html
  2. http://www.brainy-child.com/expert/giftedness-section.shtml