A common myth about giftedness is that being labeled as gifted is like getting the golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Gifted children may have an innate ability, but that doesn’t mean that everything they do easy for them.
This TEDTalk by a gifted adolescent gives insight into what she experiences. It may give parents and teachers some perspective on how they can help a gifted person thrive:
How does this video influence your perception of a highly intelligent person?