Books and animals are often a gifted adult's best friends.

Here they are:

Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Susan Daniels and Michael Piechowski are the editors.

If you ever wondered why gifted, talented, and creative adults are the way they are, this book will answer many of your questions.  It’s an easily readable book with great information.  I’ve given this book to clients, students, friends, and colleagues–all with positive reviews.

Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, And Other Disorders

by James T. Webb , et al.

Are you wondering if you, or someone you know or love, has been misdiagnosed–or properly diagnosed? Get this book and read it.  It’s a great reference that is easy to read.  It has all the information you need to see whether you are gifted and misdiagnosed or are gifted and diagnosed properly since misdiagnosis of the gifted is quite common.

I recommend this book to any gifted adult who is questioning a present or previous diagnosis.

One of the strengths of this book is that it defines the diagnosis and the differences between giftedness and the diagnosis.  Then it also describes, and gives examples, of gifted adults who have the the diagnosis, too.

After you read this book you will know if there has been a misdiagnosis or not.

Mellow Out, They Say. If I Only Could: Intensities and Sensitivities of the Young and Bright

by Michael Piechowski

A lovely book that very clearly articulates the experience of gifted people regarding intensity and sensitivity.  Don’t be fooled by a title, this is a book that adults benefit from. Highly recommended.

Beyond the three books listed above the rest of the books I recommend for gifted adults are here.


AuthorLynne Azpeitia