100 Words of Wisdom from Dr. Webb

Gifted insight in 100 words!

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) asked Dr. James Webb to give his advice to those in the gifted community in just 100 words! See what he said:


Dr James Webb

When intensity and sensitivity are combined with idealism, as so often happens with bright children and adults, good things can happen because they can keenly see how things might be. But this can also lead to frustration, disillusionment, and unhappiness. Sometimes this prompts perfectionism; other times it results in existential depression. Through our relationships, we must provide understanding and nurturance so that they do not feel alone and helpless in a world that seems so paradoxical, arbitrary, and even absurd. We can help nurture their idealism, and indeed we must if the world is to become a better place.

Originally published on SENG’s website.


Does the insight above resonate with you?
If so, you may want to take a look a Dr. Webb’s book Searching for Meaning.


If you could give any advice on giftedness in just 100 words, what would you say? Let us know here!