Performance or Mastery

Although having an unusual drive is part of the profile of XIPs, this drive should be underlain with motivation of some kind. In fact, if an XIP is not motivated to do something, the innate drive turns against him/her and results in a depressing feeling of inadequacy and meaninglessness. According to educational, as well as management theories, motivation can be … ….. read on

Superstars, Strivers, Independents

The categories of Marylou Streznewski In her book, Gifted Grownups, The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential, American author Marylou Streznewski broadly divides gifted individuals into three categories: superstars, strivers and independents. She devised these categories after interviewing 100 adults and adolescents who had previously achieved exceptionally high scores on their IQ tests Her ordering can be used for recognition of … ….. read on

Defining an XIP

Definition Extra intelligence (Xi) indicates a subjectively verified, uncommonly high level of one or more kinds of intelligence. It is mostly used in the adjective form: Someone is extra intelligent, or someone is Xi. We call the owner of Xi an extra intelligent person or XIP, in the plural extra intelligent people or XIPs. How can one recognize an XIP? … ….. read on