Our district has a robust gifted program. Most are very well socially adapted and empathetic to those who do not learn as quickly. Most are involved in sports, music, dance, scouts, or religious groups outside of school where they are active and involved participants. Many also volunteer with special olympics, Best Buddies in HS, and other mentoring type groups. There are some who have anxiety due to their perfectionism, some 2E kids, some students with Asperger's, and some who just are plain jerks who would be jerks where ever they are placed. The range of social skills is no different in those classes as those in the general population. In fact, many adapt better because they actually have students who they can relate to when it comes to things that interest them rather than having no one who can discuss topics at their level except for the teacher. BTW, they also talk about typical kid topics too. But they have others who can converse at their level of abstraction. Now, you may have a very different situation in a small district where you are lucky to have 5 gifted kids per grade. But our gifted kids who are removed from the rest for instruction tend to thrive both socially and academically in school and in their communities.