That Psychological Theory I Go On About

I’ve finished it!  My introduction to Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration!

Today’s post is merely a note to alert you to this fact.  If you’ve poked around the blog navigation a bit before, you’ve likely seen it in various states of unfinished disarray, but now I’ve got something ready to officially announce.  It’s nowhere near a thorough look at the material, and I’m definitely not an expert—but hey, there’s no better way to learn about something than to teach it.  (Special thanks to the readers at the Dabrowski International group who took a look at it this week; any errors that remain are my own, of course.)

There’s an introductory page leading to three subsections, one of which includes five memoir clips about me to illustrate the concept of overexcitability; I also invite you to share some stories about yourself, should you be moved to do so.  (Feel free to post comments on the pages, or e-mail me if you’re interested in contributing something more in depth.  I’d like to interview interested friends at some point, should in fact any friends be interested.)  On that note, I was talking to Dad about this through late 2015 and early 2016 because I thought it would be interesting to and useful for him.  He was intrigued, but I hadn’t quite figured out how to extract and share the most valuable parts yet.

Well, now I’ve got it.  Or at least, well enough to go on.  I hope to use this introduction as an anchor with which I’ll refer back to in several upcoming posts, which I’ve started drafting but never finished as I worked to get this done.  So this is a big achievement for me.

So without further ado:

I’d be very interested in your reactions to and impressions of this theory, including neutral or negative reactions.  (You won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t like it, by the way; I didn’t invent it, though I do find it useful.)  It would help me greatly to know how it comes across to other people.  Please feel free to share thoughts here, on the relevant pages, or on future related posts.

2 thoughts on “That Psychological Theory I Go On About

  1. I’ve been pretty much onboard with the theory since I found it years ago. And I’m a person who’s had allot.. what’s the terminology he uses? I’ve had allot of motivation to grow the fuck up. And, that motivation in combination with the resource to grow, has made me do just that. I would, infact, say that I’m a perfect example of his theory functioning.

    Not to shamely whore, but a good chunk of my personal history and personality is outlined on my blog, if you wanna see how it aligns.


    1. Louis, with apologies for my belated response — thank you for dropping by and commenting. It’s quite interesting to see the great variety of lives in which positive disintegration has manifested itself. I did take a look at your blog and I’m sure others will find it interesting, too.


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