As I read The True Believer, it struck me: I’m reading a book about the unilevel disintegration of TPD’s Level II. And this fits pretty well with my experience working in movements.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a great tool for helping us see ourselves as others see us while also embracing our own set of strengths.
The Theory of Positive Disintegration admittedly has a lot of jargon, but there’s a lot packed into those terms. In this post, we’ll dig into the abstraction that Dabrowski called the “third factor,” the guiding force of higher level reintegration.
Dabrowski put them all at Level I, but what if these alt-right trolls are at something more like Negative Level III?
In which I explore evidence that—as I suspected!—I’m not the only DSA member who might get something out of the Theory of Positive Disintegration.
The pressures on women both to be perfect moms and to achieve professionally can fuel negative disintegration. And it’s the third factor, not leadership gurus, that can help solve that.
Travel isn’t easy for the overexcitable. But it’s an excellent way to transform that intensity, revealing why Dabrowski thought OE could contribute to personality development. Continue reading The Coming of Age of an Overexcitable Globetrotter
Is it possible to create an environment that intentionally cranks up person’s excitability, even if they weren’t overexcitable to begin with? Continue reading Guest Post: TPD Glasses and Tear Gas
Adam Grant misses the mark when he throws out authenticity and then tries to speak for nonconformists. Continue reading Reclaiming Authenticity from the MBAs
Today, on his birthday, I’m honoring Dad with mindfulness. Continue reading Mindfulness and the Personality Ideal
If you don’t have a sense that you’re in control of your destiny, it’s hard to develop executive skills. Continue reading Agency: A Foundation for Executive Function
So much of the material out there on giftedness talks about caring for your gifted child. But how do you care for an exceptionally gifted parent? Continue reading Dad, Supernova
So this is what it looks like when half the country experiences collective disintegration. Continue reading Empathy and Post-Election Dynamisms
I hereby announce the opening of my page on Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. Continue reading That Psychological Theory I Go On About