Living with Intensity


  • Author: Daniels, Susan & Piechowski, Michael PHD
  • Publisher: Great Potential Press
  • ISBN: 9780910707893
  • Format: Paperback
  • number of pages: 305
  • publication year: 2008

Gifted children and adults are often misunderstood. Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional. This resource describes these overexcitabilities and strategies for dealing with children and adults who are experiencing them, and provides essential information about Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. Learn practical methods for nurturing sensitivity, intensity, perfectionism, and much more.  

Keywords: Individual Differences, Giftedness, Adolescence, Primary School Years