Friends. They are sympathetic, playful and caring. Any good friend is, right? Actually, almost all friends. Some are boring, statistical and only want to go to the library. The ‘gifted” ones.
What you have just read is one of the biggest myths surrounding gifted people. It’s not just children, as well. Many adults get subjected to the same societal expectations and feel forced to behave in certain ways, because that’s just how society works.
Lots of people think that just because someone is smart, they would rather work on a self-set assignment about quantum physics, than go with their friend to play soccer in the park. I run into this myth very often and I am sure that many others go through the same situation.