Deborah L. Ruf, PhD

Introduction

Any parent who has more than one child knows that regardless of the way they parent or what they provide for their children, the children are different from one another in many, many ways. Although certain characteristics certainly run in families, the looks, temperaments, abilities, talents and interests of each child are usually at least somewhat dissimilar between them. Even our school systems acknowledge that children vary in their learning abilities; but at the same time that we recognize that children are different from one another, we set up school instructional and social situations that treat them as though any…


by Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D. 2008 (still valid content)

I recently attended a school conference that included the school psychologist, principal, classroom teacher, district gifted and talented coordinator, parents of the gifted child, and other interested parties.

Five minutes into the discussion I wanted to shout, “I already have a tape recorded copy of this meeting!” Predictable camps of the debate espoused the same arguments, platitudes and attitudes that usually emerge in these discussions.

Although the research is done and the information is available, few people in the trenches even know what giftedness is, let alone what to do about…


This is a distractible time be writing a book. On the surface, I have plenty of time and lots of control over my schedule. But, as a writer and a high intelligence specialist, people from my “network” often write to me with questions and ideas.

Here is a sample. Joe, someone I’ve known only slightly from church, asked me via LinkedIn, “It will be interesting to see how long the personal sequestration lasts, many months possibly? Take care and pray for the best…”

Before you read my response, you should know that my paternal grandmother (not an especially warm woman)…


Deborah L. Ruf, PhD ©2008, 2011

Personality typing has been used for years in various personal and career counseling situations because it helps people to understand their own motivations and needs compared to those of others with whom they live and work. An excellent paper by Piirto (1998) summarizes personality type studies of gifted children and teachers. She points out that various authors have discovered and interpreted school behavior differences that are correlated with personality type preferences (e.g., Jones and Sherman (1979); Murphy, 1992; Myers and McCaulley, 1985; Myers and Myers, 1980), as well as studies of teacher types and…


Friday, July 19, 2019

I’m continuing the reading-with-others dissection of the Mueller Report. I directly quote the sections we’re covering today, and all my comments are within parentheses. I underline and use italics to add my own importance to a word or phrase. The Mueller Report itself does not do that. For Reading Day 10, we review Mueller’s Third point of what he was charged to investigate (because I let a large blacked-out portion distract me when I finished page 9!) at the bottom of Page 9 and then complete to the top of page 13.

“Third, the investigation established…


Monday, July 15, 2019

As a reminder, I directly quote the sections we’re covering today, and all my comments are within parentheses. I also underline what I see as key statements. Because italics work on the linked document, I use italics to add my own importance to a word. The Mueller Report itself does not do that. Today we cover page Page 8 and the first half of page 9 of the Report.

“Between mid-January 2017 and early February 2017, three congressional committees — the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), and…


Saturday, July 13, 2019

As a reminder, I directly quote the sections we’re covering today, and all my comments are within parentheses. I also underline what I see as key statements. Because italics work on the linked document, I use italics to add my own importance to a word. The Mueller Report itself does not do that. Today we cover page 7 and the top of Page 8 of the Report.

Fall 2016. On October 7, 2016, the media released video of candidate Trump speaking in graphic terms about women years earlier, which was considered damaging to his candidacy. (Read…


Day 7 “Mueller Report” — Campaign Cooperation with the Russians Wednesday, July 10, 2019

As a reminder, I directly quote the sections we’re covering today, and all my comments are within parentheses. I also underline what I see as key statements. Because italics work on the linked document, I use italics to add my own importance to a word. The Mueller Report itself does not do that. Today we cover the end of the last full paragraph on page 5 of the Report. We continue where we left off on RUSSIAN HACKING OPERATIONS.

As promised, on Day #7, we look…


As usual, I directly quote the sections we’re covering today, and all my comments are within parentheses. I also underline what I see as key statements. Because italics works on the linked document, I use italics to add importance to a word. The Mueller Report itself does not do that. Today we cover the end of the last full paragraph on page 5 of the Report. We continue where we left off on RUSSIAN HACKING OPERATIONS. “The presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump (“Trump Campaign” or “Campaign”) showed interest in WikiLeaks ‘s releases of documents and welcomed their potential to…


As usual, I directly quote the sections we’re covering today and all my comments are within parentheses. I also underline what I see as key statements. Because italics works on the linked document, I use italics to add importance to a word. The Mueller Report itself does not do that. Today we cover the end of page of the Report. “EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO VOLUME I RUSSIAN SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN The Internet Research Agency (IRA) carried out the earliest Russian interference operations identified by the investigation- a social media campaign designed to provoke and amplify political and social discord in the…

Deborah Ruf

High Intelligence (in people) Specialist & Writer

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