Liberating Everyday Genius
Are you relentlessly curious and creative, always willing to rock the boat in order to get things done . . . extremely energetic and focused, yet constantly switching gears . . . intensely sensitive, able to intuit subtly charged situations and decipher others’ feelings . . . a truth-teller who pushes toward perfection, driven by a sense of personal mission . . . ?
If these traits sound familiar, then you may be an Everyday Genius, someone who shares qualities with figures as diverse as Bill Gates and Mother Teresa. These are people who break the mold and change the world, who actualize their singular talents, who don’t hesitate to “think different.” They are not a tiny group of rocket scientists or profoundly brilliant prodigies, nor are they all former straight-A students. They are real people of unusual vision who share one overarching characteristic: They push progress forward.
Far richer than standard IQ and as thought-provoking as Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence, psychologist Mary-Elaine Jacobsen’s Liberating the Everyday Genius draws on a wide range of groundbreaking research and her own clinical experience to show America’s twenty million gifted adults who possess exceptional abilities how to identify and unlock their extraordinary potential.
Liberating the Everyday Genius presents the first practical tool for measuring unconventional “evolutionary intelligence.” It identifies the dynamic interaction between multiple abilities, driven effort, sense of mission, and a need for revolutionary action. The sum of these seemingly disparate traits produces a new kind of intelligence.
Author: Mary-Elaine Jacobsen