The inability to identify highly creative individuals and their aptitudes, in
and of itself, places many people at risk for serious and longstanding problems in many areas of life. This experience often includes the development of emotional and psychological problems, academic difficulties, the inability to find a suitable career or relationship, and generalized feelings of dissatisfaction with life and with oneself.
Many highly creative people come to lead marginalized lives as adults – confused, frustrated, underemployed and in great psychological pain.
Their deepest turmoil often stems from the fact that, although they may
feel they are capable, they are unable to bring their talents into the world
in a recognizable or tangible form.
They often feel confused in their attempts to figure this “puzzle” out.
When creatively gifted do not fully understand their own, unique cluster of raw abilities (that is, their abilities as they exist independently of any particular task or endeavor), they are often at risk for the following difficulties:
Sounds somehow familiar to me...