Adult Indigos

Are You an Adult Indigo?

Yes, You can be an adult Indigo. They did not JUST start coming in now, the numbers have just been increasing more and more til there are so many we finally can not ignore them. Yeay!!! Are you an adult Indigo?

Please note, I (Wendy Chapman) am the first person to publish anything about indigo adults. Everything else I had heard or read prior to 2001 said that indigo children started in the late 70s and early 80s. I received thousands of emails in 1999 and 2000 from people who claimed to be adult indigo children. These people were over 25, and mostly over 30 years old, and had very similar characteristics to indigo children, plus or minus a few. The differences to indigo children were reliably coming up in nearly every letter. I collated this data and came up with a list of indigo adult characteristics, published here in Feb. 2001. The list has born the test of time, with tens of thousands more people recognizing themselves and writing to me. I am very glad to have made this contribution to the world!

Many indigos seem to find solace in finally knowing why they are different from the general population and in knowing they are not completely alone. I began the indigo adults mailing list on yahoogroups in April 2001, which now in 2005 has over 2100 members and the indigo-adults-moderated (on topic) list, which has over 700 members. Follow the links at the bottom of the page to join either of these. These lists are virtual communities for indigo adults. I am writing a book about indigo adults to help spread the word to reach more indigos.

~Wendy Chapman

Indigo Adult Characteristics

Please note, anyone could have a few of these traits, but Indigo Adults have most or all of these 25 characteristics.

I am open to input about other indigo adult characteristics. Please write me if you would like to make suggestions for this list. I welcome your input!

If you would like to reference this list of indigo adults characteristics on any published source, I would really appreciate it if you wrote me at to request permission. The following is the correct way to reference this article:

Chapman, W. (2001). Are you an indigo adult? Metagifted Education Resource Organization, Retrieved April 11, 2021 , from

I created a mailing list for Adult Indigos. This is how you can get connected with other Adult Indigos ;)

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