I read an article that said that kids who were labeled as very intelligent/gifted/smart usually end up being very afraid of failure and not as successful as they could be. This is so true for me. My DH and I have approximately equal IQs and he was always taught that you have to work hard for everything and his parents actually thought he was of below-average intelligence. Every time I think of trying something new, I think I'll fail and wind up looking stupid, which is something I'm not "supposed" to be. It's an interesting concept, actually.