Advice to Gifted and Talented Youth 1 – IQ 199: 1-in-Several-Billion

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Advice to Gifted and Talented Youth 1 – IQ 199: 1-in-Several-Billion

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

May 15, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Gifted and talented youth decades ago did not have as much support as they do now. Gifted and talented have tremendous amounts of support now, but can fall through the cracks.

They are spotted more often, but fall through the cracks. That leaves room for parents and gifted and talented youths to dodge those cracks that they might fall into in their life course. 

Let’s jump into your history, through some non-standard ‘power tests,’ you seem to score in the top or at the top of the intelligence test score scales with an IQ of 199 at the highest performance – if assumed credence to these alternative, untimed tests.

You seem to be one of the most gifted people in the Western hemisphere on an average day.

Richard Rosner: Alright, so – not every gifted kid grows up to be a gifted adult. And it’s arguable whether or not I’ve grown up to be a gifted adult. I’ve been a pretty successful TV writer, but I don’t know if that qualifies at giftedness or just extremely hackiness.

But by any standard, I qualified as a gifted child because I taught myself to read super early.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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