BY: JESSICA GROSE
"Some of the most successful people were "ungifted," according to traditional measures of intelligence. Here, insight from Scott Barry Kaufman and his book,Ungifted, on reevaluating your intellectual strengths and weaknesses and assumptions....."
"When Scott Barry Kaufman was in elementary school, he lagged behind other students, in large part because a series of ear infections as a toddler made it difficult for him to process words in real time.When he took an IQ test at age 11, his results were so low, he had to repeat the third grade and was tracked into a program for kids with learning disabilities. He ultimately fought his way out, got straight As, and by high school argued his way into becoming an unofficial member of the “gifted” class, thanks to an enthusiastic and supportive teacher. Ultimately, he would go on to get a doctorate of psychology at Yale and win a Gates scholarship to study at Cambridge."