Our expert says:
Very gifted children and adults tend to put pressure on themselves, even if their saintly parents strive to avoid doing so. But it sounds as though, for whatever reason, he is sadly lacking in self-confidence and self-esteem, and a child psychologist could really help him develope these useful features and skills.
Also, maybe a proper clinical psychologist could do a more useful assessment, rather than merely estimating his IQ - there could be elements of Autism or Asperger's Syndrome at work here, and this would need different handlin.
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