Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Being gifted comes with pro's and cons as well as truths and myths. 1 pro of being gifted is that your GPA is higher, this means your college applications are alot better! Another pro is that certain subjects are much easier, and your able to understand it easier as well. Parents is another pro! I feel that my parents are more proud of me then usual because I am gifted therefor can get great grades in specific classes. Just like there are pro's there is cons as well. An example of a con is the expectations you have to exceed. Parents and teachers, have higher expectations and want you to reach your full potential. A personal experience is when my the grade math teacher was disappointed in me for getting a B but was proud another student for getting the  same grade. I felt a lot of pressure and did not like it.  But this can be very stressful and alot of pressure.Social problems is also another painful con. At times gifted students can be awkward toward others due to asynchronous development where your social, emotional, physical, and intellectual maturities are developing at different paces.  Teasing is involved to! When being yourself, you may come off as know-it-all or dork. These comments hurt but its best to look past it and always be your self. There is a lot of myths that are spread about being gifted. A couple are being super smart, or being anti-social! But the truth is most of us are normal people. Were not much different than everyone else most of the time. We also don't excel at everything like stereotypes say. We can make just as many mistakes as anyone else. I still get bad grades once in a while and make the same mistakes. Gifted comes with a price but we must enjoy the gift!

My resources are listed below!
                                                                                                         - Nandhini Ravichandran

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