Is a Gifted Woman’s Experience Different From a Man’s?

Deborah Ruf, PhD
7 min readMay 7, 2024

… and how do the realities of the zeitgeist — the conditions around her at the time — impact the answer?

First of all, this is part of my story and I’ve shared it several times since 2010 and added edits here and there. I’m from the Baby Boomer generation. I was in undergraduate school in Ohio during the years that most schools went from curfews for the girls, skirts…

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Deborah Ruf, PhD

High Intelligence Specialist & Writer, Dr. Ruf writes about highly intelligent people from birth to very old age. www.fivelevelsofgifted.com