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You are working as a team to find a solution to a problem. Your supervisor has designated you as the leader of the group and given you a deadline of Friday for completion. A key member of your group decides to phone in sick on Thursday after a night of partying. They have not finished their part of the project.
Gifted people, children and adults, often don’t do well in school or in regular mainstream. Research on school dropouts traditionally reported that some 30% of high school dropouts were in fact Gifted. Gifted dropouts become distraught with the mechanics of conforming to expectations and find school very boring and not challenging. Many Gifted Students graduate with poor grades reflecting their inability to be able to fit in. Grades are a poor predictor of ability and later life success.