This review includes the characteristics identified in terms of cognitive, socio-emotional, motivational and personality development of adolescents with high intellectual abilities. Even if the results of studies that addressed the same issue were contradictory, we had as a central objective the mention of these as well as the impact they have on the development of adolescents with high intellectual abilities. Even though this analysis of adolescents with high abilities features the contradictory results obtained by several researchers, it is nevertheless useful for a more accurate identification and understanding of this category of population. Another objective of this study was to identify in the existing literature the psychological profiles of adolescents with high intellectual abilities. Although there is not a large number of such studies, we can mention three of the categories identified by the authors concerned with this topic.
Keywords: gifted, gifted development, literature review, personality traits, psychological profiles