Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The “T” Is Missing From Gifted: Gifted Transgender Individuals: A Case Study of a Female to Male (FTM) Gifted Transgender Person
Dr. PJ “Paul James” Sedillo

This case study explored the suicidal ideation of a gifted transgender male. The subject filled out a questionnaire and was interviewed. The data were analyzed using grounded theory methodology and revealed that this gifted transgender male coped with emotional problems conceptually rather than concretely and appeared to rely during adolescence on various aspects of his giftedness, such as abstract thinking and problem-solving skills, to combat depression and suicidal ideation. Positive and negative external and internal factors have been identified using grounded theory methodology, and an initial theory of suicidal ideation within the gifted transgender male population is proposed.

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