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PASSOS, Carolina Sertã  and  BARBOSA, Altemir José Gonçalves. Characteristics of giftedness in a pair of monozygotic twins. Psico-USF [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp. 317-326. ISSN 1413-8271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712011000300008.

Data from program that identifies talent through the Revolving Door Identification Model was used to compare characteristics of giftedness of a pair of monozygotic twins, specifically focusing on creativity, motivation and high ability. The twins also answered the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, the Scale of Motivation to Learn in Elementary School Students and the Battery of Reasoning Tests. They have academic and artistic giftedness; one of them also has high leadership and communication skills. It was found that they showed great creativity, mainly verbal. Task commitment, which in this study was limited to motivation to learn, is not present at higher levels for the twins. More similarities than differences between the two brothers were identified, possibly because they share genes and environments.

Keywords : High ability; Giftedness; Twins; Creativity; Motivation; Performance.

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