The gifted adults foundation in The Netherlands


Mrs. Noks Nauta
phone: +31 15 2125034


IHBV is an organization for knowledge, projects and networking meant to improve life for gifted and talented adults.

Financial contribution

The Gifted Adults Foundation fully relies on donations. Do you support our work in creating and sharing knowledge about gifted adults? Please consider making a financial contribution. Smaller amounts are also very welcome.

Our international banking details:

Name: IHBV
City: Delft
Bank: Rabobank
IBAN: NL15RABO0121287033EUR


The gifted adults foundation IHBV publishes leaflets based on frequently asked questions. These leaflets are one-paged documents about a specific theme in relation to giftedness.

The following leaflets are available:

Not everyone is average! Gifted seniors less lonely through recognition

Am I gifted or not? Do you wonder if an IQ test will be of any use?

Gifted, and more. Do you have doubts about a possible psychiatric diagnosis?

Too much too young? A tricky period riddled with important decisions

Clever patients can be difficult for doctors. How gifted patients can communicate effectively with their doctors

Gifted adult students: tips on studying

A master thesis of a student at Open University The Netherlands (November 2013) informed us about a qualitative study into the studying experiences of gifted adults who went back to college. Based on this study, and combined with informal interviews with gifted adults, the following tips were formulated.

Full article

SENG Conference 2013

The following presentations were given by Ms Noks Nauta and Mr Ido van der Waal during the SENG-conference Warm A Gifted Heart, July 19-21 2013:

Gifted seniors

Gifted at the doctor

Gifted adults and their conflicts in the workplace

The documented reactions during the workshops:

Reactions in workshop Gifted Seniors

Reactions in the workshop Gifted adults at the doctor

Other publications

The following publications are available in English:


van der Waal, I, & Nauta, A.P., & Lindhout, R., Labour Disputes of Gifted Employeess, Gifted and Talented International, vol 28(1), August, 2013 and vol 28(2), Dec 2013.

Overzier, P., & Nauta, A.P., Coping with the Qualities of Giftedness, Gifted and Talented International vol 28(1), Aug 2013; and vol 28(2), Dec 2013.

Nauta, A.P., What can Parents, Teachers and Counselors Learn from the Knowledge on Gifted Adults?, NAGC Newsletter Oct 2013

Van de Ven, R. & Nauta, A.P., Gifted adults and their preferred style of learning, Translation of Dutch article, published on the website of IHBV, 2012.

Moerman, M. & Nauta, A.P., Giftedness and sleep, Translation of Dutch article, published on the website of IHBV, 2011.


Dijkstra, P., Barelds, D.P.H., Groothof, H.A.K., Ronner, S. & Nauta, A.P., Partner Preferences of the Intellectually Gifted, Marriage & Family Review, 2012, vol 48(1), p 96-
108, Abstract

Dijkstra, P., Barelds, D.P.H., Ronner, S., & Nauta, A.P., Personality and well-being: Do the intellectually gifted differ from the general population?, Advanced Development
Journal, 2012, vol 13, p 103-118. Abstract

Nauta, A.P., Ronner, S., & Brasseur, D., Good supervisors for gifted employees, Internal publication IHBV, Feb 2012.

Ronner, S., Nauta, A.P., & Brasseur, D., Recommendations based on research project “Good supervisors for gifted employees”, Internal publication IHBV. Feb 2012


Nauta, A.P., & van Eck, C., What is the opinion of members of Mensa in the Netherlands about including membership of Mensa in their CV?, Mensa International Journal, Sep 2011.

Dijkstra, P., Barelds, D., Ronner, S., & Nauta, A., Humor styles and their relationship to well-being among the gifted, Gifted and Talented International, 2011, vol 26 (1&2), p 89-
98. Abstract.

Nauta, A.P.., Moerman, M., van Thiel, M., & Smits, M., Gifted adults and their sleep, Yearbook of the NSWO, Dec 2011.