These are traits that can be fostered. Giftedness is not something bestowed by our genes or a magic wand. Work is the most important factor.
The brain needs exercise as much as any other part of our body. Reading, writing, sewing, drawing, building, etc. help our minds more than watching TV. Our I.Q. increases and decreases with our efforts.
The Dragon Dreamer series has a character with a gift, but this is meaningless until he pursues a dream with planning and persistence.