I'm 13, and since 2nd grade I've done several IQ tests, scores ranging from 135-164. How do I think? Consciously it's a little bit hard, because
sub-consciously I'm always thinking at a million miles per hour, I can't stop, and often I give in and zone out into my thoughts. It's also the
reason why I stay up until 3 am. Socially, I'm similar to most other people my age, I wonder if boys like me or not. I'm a bit of a loner, because
I'd rather be inside my head than socializing with other kids. I have another friend who's gifted, and we like to "Political Debates" in Org
Skills every Friday. Like most other Gifted people, I tend to be messy unless I'm organizing my collection of plastic figurines and Pokeballs and
other small things I've collected in the past years that I think are too cool (or something like that) to throw away or hand down. Like most other
Gifted people, I've used to be obsessed with "things". My think was Pokemon. I had over a thousand Pokemon cards that I organized by attribute,
then HP, then alphabetical. How I look through other people's eyes socially, depends who you talk to. In elementary, K-5, school was too easy, as it
still is. So I was impatient, unmature, impulsive, had a short attention span, couldn't keep from zoning out... I think you know how I acted.
However, when I got to Middle school, I was put on ADHD meds, and my actions have improved since then... The attacking people, impulsive, unmature
parts. We have two elementary schools in my town, and one middle school. I made new friends from the other school, but the kids from my elementary
still actually stay away from me (No, it wasn't that bad, the people who stay away from me are the popular boys, and the girls who think they're the
best in teh world). I want to go to a specialized school, or a school for Gifted people, because the entire American society is based off of people
with IQ's regular and bright. School is too easy for me and I can't stay out of my head for long. I want to go to MIT or Drexle for college. I'm
Jewish, but sometimes I wonder if there's really a god or not...
I like listening to music, mostly Kelly Clarkson and rap music. I like Eminem, because he raps really fast; I like memorizing his lyrics. I love
animals, and I do horse back riding. My skin is sorta sensitive, not like to the sun (I'm part Israeli
), but I hate scratchy fabrics and tags, and
I love soft things.
I'm good at seeing what people are like by their body language. It helps me figure out if they're worth my time or not, not in the snotty way, but
more in the "strike up a conversation" way. I'm slightly hyper when not depressed, and I'm a picky eater. I don't eat much, but when there's
something I really like, I eat the entire thing.
The reason I'm talking about this stuff, the last two paragraphs, is because most Gifted people also have things like that.
I'm teaching myself to code Java, and I know how to count binary numbers. I like to play online MMO games...
My dad is also gifted, 131, and I have two younger brothers who may or may not be gifted. Like me, they (my brothers) didn't like reading until 2nd
grade, and then they quickly surpassed their grade level in reading and in math. I also have a twin sister (fraternal) who is not Gifted, but she
works hard. I think high IQs are genetic... my brothers and I are like my dad, and he's the one with the high IQ, while my sister is like my mom, and
my mom and my sister don't have high IQs. My brain is a mystery to me, and I like researching how gifted people think. Before just now, I thought I
had something wrong with me, but now I see that everything I thought was wrong was actually just a pit fall of having a high IQ.
I often ask "why" questions, so much that my parents get fed up with me... it's kind of annoying, them wanting me to shut up.
So yeah, this is how I think and act, and see myself.