Research on gifted women in various domains illustrates the complex and diverse paths they choose. Some have partners and some do not. Some have children and some do not. Some live fast-paced lives characterized by restless energy and a constant need to work. Others work more peacefully and carefully, living quieter lives while achieving similar or even higher levels of productivity. The processes of developing their talents also vary. Many gifted women evolved their talents over decades, drawing from a backdrop of earlier varied life experiences that helped them to prepare for their future life accomplishments. This entry describes theories of talent development in gifted women and the challenges facing gifted women.

Theories about Talent Development in Gifted Women

Although many articles have been published on gifted ...

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