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Gender Role Awareness and Giftedness

Posted by napthia9 on 2007.09.12 at 21:42


Z {Chapter Thirty-Three: The Prince's Tale}
0_0dbo_o at 2008-06-28 03:12 (UTC) (Link)
For me... me and gender-role is a facinating study in its own (haha).
As a girl, I'm also the girl who was at a table filled with (gifted ed., but still) guys all of middle school, wears over-large sloppy aged Dragonball Z t-shirts, and is absolutely appalled by the idea of wearing pink or skirts (although that might be partially tied to untied elementary experiences). I suppose I spent a lot of time pre-high school trying very hard to establish myself in the opposite gender role, because it was a lot more comfortable, even if I couldn't fully. Acting 'boyishly' was always facinating to me... I'm not even really sure why. Now I'm kind of borderline and I've basically decided that I want to live the rest of my life in an 'androgynous' or 'genderless' identity... because there are things in both gender roles that I am comfortable with and other things in both that just aren't who I am. For me it was a lot of self-discovery.
Perhaps gifted teens are more inclined to explore 'themselves' in more intriguing ways than the average teen... because they are more likely to question the world around them and to think about those kinds of concepts, and even more encouraged to explore those concepts, particularly amongst other gifted peers.
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