How to recognize Xi?
Our concept of eXtra intelligence (Xi) is marked by five characteristics, as follows:
1. Intellectually able:
Has a low tolerance for stupidities, and may become careless when asked to do simple tasks.
2. Incurably inquisitive:
Has a low tolerance for boredom and may be slow in bringing an already-solved problem to a conclusion.
3. Need for autonomy:
Will respond aversely to absolute power and formalities, and react allergically to bosses or others who exercise tight control. Will utilize fight or flight when autonomy is threatened.
4. Excessive zeal in pursuit of interests:
Can put too much energy into the wrong projects. Does not like others to perform according to low standards.
5. Contrast between emotional and intellectual self-confidence:
This can easily lead to perfectionism, fear of failing, or escalating know-it-all-ness nagging, and arrogance to mask the uncertainty. Some XIPs are vulnerable to a senseless or blunt display of power.
Am I Xi?
We state that if someone recognizes him- or herself strongly or emotionally in a minimal three out of five characteristics, it proves to be worthwhile for that person to investigate the subject of Xi or giftedness further, to personally verify the hypothesis that this subject may have something to do with that someone.
Is he/she Xi?
If you recognize someone else strongly in three out of five characteristics, it is plausible that he/she is extra intelligent.
Pig-headed or independent?
Sometimes it helps to give them the link to our website, so they can digest the subject in their own time and space.
Some people get charmed immediately, because they where searching for an explanation of the many incongruities in their lives, while others currently don't have issues on that subject.