Living with Intensity in Gifted People

“Intense? Sensitive? Over-anxious? Easily overwhelmed? Reacts out of proportion? Puzzled or worried about your child or teenager?”

Gifted, Creative & Highly Sensitive Children

Heidi Hass Gable shares her ongoing, action-research project called parenthood.

Why Gifted May Not Be What You Think

Michelle Barmazel explains Dabrowski's Over-Excitabilities and the dichotomies of giftedness.

If you live with an intense individual (or you are one) you may think Dabrowski was on to something.

Choose this article from SENG, for a short synopsis of excitabilites, sensitivites or intensities, and some strategies for living in with other humans.

Living with Intesity book cover

A celebration of brain-diversity, Living with Intensity, deals with Dabrowski's theory in scholarly depth. This is accompanied by practical information about intensities at different stages of development, strategies for nurturing sensitivites AND coping with internal stresses versus external pressures.

Curious where you fall on the spectrum of intensities? Visit this site to take short questionnaire. You can learn a lot just reading the questions. If you want to see your results, you do have to provide an email address, so check with your parents if you are under 18. ;-)




If you are worried about something and there is nothing you can do about it - let it pass, there is nothing you can do about it.

If you are worried about something and there is something you can do, just do it instead of worrying about it.



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