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Fear of rejection is rampant among Ireland’s gifted kids, report reveals

 44pc of children who attend Ireland’s school for gifted children live in Dublin

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Ireland’s most gifted children are more than twice as likely to lie about their superior abilities as their American counterparts are. And it’s because they are trying to fit in.

A new report from the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland (CTYI) also reveals girls are far more likely to describe themselves as “over-controlling”, “perfectionistic” and more sensitive to negative feedback — while Ireland’s gifted boys are far more likely to be “resilient”.


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