INDICATOR QUIZ

This 2 part adult indicator quiz is based on solid scientific research but should only be applied as a preliminary indicator, triggering further examination or not.  Allow 10-15 minutes to complete both parts (1) and (2).  It is important to be as honest with yourself as possible! Remember, there is no right or wrong answers.  Your score represents an indicator and is not absolute. The following test is adapted from institutions supporting awareness and development of undiscovered gifted adults.

Note:  Until our interactive progressive matrix intellectual quotient (IQ)testing software is fully developed this quiz may be substituted as an indicator.

                                                 Part 1:  ( General Adult Indecator)

ANSWER KEY TO QUIZ:                       (1)  NEVER     (2)  SOMETIMES     (3)   ALWAYS

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1.   SET ELEVATED STANDARDS FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS.                       (1)   (2)   (3)

2.   HAVE STRONG MORAL CONICTIONS.                                                         (1)   (2)   (3)

3.   I AM HIGHLY SENSITIVE, PERCEPTIVE OR INSIGHTFUL.                        (1)   (2)   (3)

4.   I AM FASCINATED BY WORDS AND OR AN AVID READER.                      (1)  (2)    (3)

5.   I FEEL OUT-OF-SYNC WITH OTHERS.                                                           (1)   (2)   (3)

6.   I AM VERY CURIOUS AND OBSERVANT.                                                       (1)   (2)   (3)

7.   I AM A GOOD PROBLEM SOLVER.                                                                  (1)   (2)   (3)

8.   I HAVE A VIVID AND RICH IMAGINATION.                                                (1)   (2)    (3)

9.   I TEND TO QUESTION RULES OR AUTHORITY.                                        (1)   (2)    (3)

10.  I CONNECT SEEMINGLY UNRELATED IDEAS.                                           (1)   (2)    (3)

11.  I THRIVE ON CHALLENGE.                                                                            (1)   (2)    (3)

12.  I LEARN NEW CONCEPTS RAPIDLY.                                                             (1)    (2)    (3)

13.  I HAVE A GOOD LONG-TERM MEMORY.                                                   (1)    (2)    (3)

14.  I AM OVERWHELMED BY MY MANY INTERESTS AND ABILITIES.        (1)    (2)    (3)

15.  I FEEL OUTRAGE AT MORAL BREACHES.                                                   (1)    (2)    (3)

16.  I HAVE PASSIONATE AND INTENSE FEELINGS.                                        (1)    (2)    (3)

17.  I AM DRIVEN.                                                                                                    (1)    (2)    (3)

18.  I CANNOT SWITCH OFF THINKING.                                                          (1)    (2)    (3)

19.  I CAN DEBATE EITHER SIDE OF A DISCUSSION.                                     (1)    (2)    (3)

20.  I REQUIRE QUIET PERIODS OF CONTEMPLATION.                               (1)    (2)    (3)

21.  I SEARCH FOR MEANING.                                                                              (1)    (2)    (3)

22.  I ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS.                                                                         (1)    (2)    (3)

23.  I TEND TO STRUGGLE SOCIALLY.                                                               (1)    (2)    (3)

24.  I AM A COMPLEX PERSON.                                                                            (1)    (2)    (3)

25.  I AM HIGHLY AWARE OF THINGS THAT OTHERS ARE NOT.                (1)    (2)    (3)

26.  I ENJOY NUMBERS AND OR PUZZLES.                                                        (1)    (2)   (3)

27.  I AM AN INTROVERT AND OR PREFER TO WORK ALONE.                    (1)    (2)    (3)

28.  I TEND TO OVERREACT.                                                                                (1)    (2)    (3)

29.  PEOPLE ONLY CALL ME WHEN THEY NEED HELP.                                 (1)    (2)    (3)

30.  I FEEL ALONE, BUT NOT LONELY.                                                               (1)   (2)    (3)

31.  I DID NOT ENJOY SCHOOL.                                                                           (1)  (2)    (3)

32.  I DON'T THINK PEOPLE REALLY UNDERSTAND ME.                              (1)   (2)  (3)

33.  I DON'T THINK MY CHILDHOOD WAS NORMAL.                                   (1)   (2)  (3)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS                                                                                                                    (    )+(    )+(    )

IF YOU'RE SCORE IS 75 OR ABOVE THIS IS A STRONG INDICATOR THAT YOU ARE PROBABLY AN INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED ADULT.  FURTHER PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION CAN CONFIRM AND DETERMINE YOUR LEVEL OF GIFTEDNESS OR WHICH STANDARD DEVIATIONS SHOULD APPLY.

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                              Part 2: (Intellectually Gifted Adult Social/Individual Characteristics)

1.   I AM AN INDEPEDENT SELF-SUFFICIENT AND STUBBORN.                     (1)   (2)   (3)

2.   I AM BORED BY ROUTINE.                                                                                 (1)   (2)   (3)

3.   I HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR.                                                               (1)   (2)   (3)

4.   I CAN EASILY OCCUPY MY TIME WITH OR WITHOUT OTHERS.            (1)   (2)   (3)

5.   I LIKE TO CONVERSE WITH EDUCATED ADULTS.                                      (1)   (2)   (3)

6.   I AM GENERALLY THOUGHTFUL.                                                                   (1)   (2)   (3)

7.   I CAN EASILY ASSUME LEADERSHIP ROLES.                                                  (1)   (2)   (3)

8.   I HAVE A STONG SENSE OF FAIRNESS OR JUSTICE.                                    (1)   (2)   (3)

9.   I AM DEPENDABLE.                                                                                              (1)   (2)  (3)

10.  I CAN DEVELOP NEW CONCEPTS OR THINKING.                                     (1)   (2)   (3)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS                                                                                                                       (   )+(   )+(   )

IF YOU'RE SCORE IS 25 OR ABOVE THIS IS ANOTHER STRONG INDICATOR THAT YOU ARE PROBABLY AN INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED ADULT. ONCE AGAIN, FURTHER PROFESSIONAL EVALUATION IS NEEDED TO CONFIRM.

The following is an article by Patricia Susan Jackson, a Counseling Psychologist in the field of adult intellectual giftedness. It may advance awareness of your true intellectual self: 

https://medium.com/@patriciasusanjackson/my-thoughts-on-what-it-means-to-be-a-gifted-adult-and-how-it-might-help-you-f14f559c878b