The gifted adults foundation in The Netherlands



Mrs. Noks Nauta

phone: +31 15 2125034

email: noksnauta@ihbv.nl



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

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.



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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:


Ido van der Waal, Noks Nauta, Rebecca Lindhout Labour Disputes of Gifted Employees Published in Gifted and Talented International – 28(1), August, 2013; and 28(2), December, 2013.

Peter Overzier, Noks Nauta Coping with the Qualities of Giftedness Published in Gifted and Talented International – 28(1), August, 2013; and 28(2), December, 2013.

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

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

Moerman, M. and 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, 48:1, 96-
108. Abstract.

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

Nauta, N., Ronner, S., & Brasseur, D. Good supervisors for gifted employees.
Internal publication IHBV. February 14, 2012.

Ronner, S., Nauta, N., & Brasseur, D. Recommendations based on research project
‘Good supervisors for gifted employees’
. Internal publication IHBV. February 14,



Nauta, N., & 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, September 2011.

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

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