Overexcitability
The Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) by Kazimierz Dabrowski describes a theory of personality and personality development. Unlike mainstream psychology, Dabrowski's theoretical framework views psychological tension, anxiety, and depression as necessary for growth. The strongest potential for tensions that lead to advancement stem from mental overexcitabilities, above-average reactions to stimuli. Also, unlike some other theories of development such as Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, it is not assumed that even a majority of people progress through all levels, which are not tied to ages.

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Overexcitability and the Gifted « SENG
A small amount of definitive research and a great deal of naturalistic observation have led to the belief that intensity, sensitivity and Overexcitability are primary ...
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Overexcitability - Wikipedia, the free…
The Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) by Kazimierz Dabrowski describes a theory of personality and personality development. Unlike mainstream psychology ...
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Overexcitability and the highly gifted…
This article by Sharon Lind explains how the concept of Overexcitability, from the work of Kazimierz Dabrowski, relates to some highly gifted individuals. The author ...
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Five Unexpected Traits of Gifted Students - Byrdseed
Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five types of “Overexcitability” that he believed connected strongly to giftedness: intellectual, psychomotor, imaginative, sensual,  ...
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Overexcitabilities and the Gifted Child | Duke TIP
Overexcitabilities are extreme intensities or sensitivities that affect the ways in which an individual experiences the world. The Polish psychologist Kazimierz ...
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OVER-EXCITABILITY CHECKLIST Gifted & Creative Services ...
Overexcitability is a heightened capacity to respond to stimuli of various types. The term Overexcitability was chosen to convey the idea that the stimulation is well ...
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Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children
Gifted children are often described as intense. Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five of these intensities, which he called.
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Dabrowski - Dabrowski's Intellectual Overexcitability of Gifted Children
The intellectual Overexcitability is one of Dabrowski's supersensitivities common in gifted children.
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The 'Over-Excitable Gifted': Managing Talent and Five Forms of ...
Oct 5, 2012 ... Are you over-excitable? You may be a genius. (Don't get overexcited: that was only “may”). But, suppose you, in fact, are gifted—some kind of ...
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A Voracious Mind: Gifted: Overexcitabilities and Asynchronicities
May 30, 2013 ... Overexcitabilities (OEs) are inborn, heightened abilities to receive and respond to stimuli. They are expressed in increased sensitivity, ...
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Overexcitability in science
[PDF]The Overexcitability Questionnaire-Two (OEQII): Manual, Scoring ...
Overexcitability is a basic concept in Dabrowski's theory of positive ... Group at the University of Denver (Ammirato, 1987) provided initial sources of questions.
Overexcitabilities and the Gifted Child | Duke TIP
Overexcitabilities are extreme intensities or sensitivities that affect the ways in which ... Anne N. Rinn is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of  ...
The Relationship Among Giftedness, Gender, and Overexcitability
Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Texas A & M University, ...
[PDF]JSGE Overexcitability in Gifted Sexually Diverse Populations - ERIC
gender, and Overexcitability utilizing the Overexcitability. Questionnaire II ... This study examined Overexcitability in 100 gifted university students. Females ...
[PDF]Overexcitability Research Findings - ERIC
6. Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration and Giftedness: Overexcitability Research Findings. Sal Mendaglio. University of Calgary. William Tillier.
Intense Behaviors of the Gifted: Possible Roadblocks to Academic ...
Center for Talent Development (CTD), housed at Northwestern University's School of ... Dabrowsky calls the intensities overexcitabilities and defines them as  ...
"Is Overexcitability a Differential Personality Attribute of High-IQ Yo ...
A Comparison Study of Identified Gifted and Vocational High School Teenagers Using the Overexcitability Questionnaire (OEQ). Jane Piirto, Ashland University
Feeling it all: Dabrowski's Psychomotor Overexcitability | Griffith ...
The first Overexcitability (OE) that we will look at in more detail is that labelled ' Psychomotor Overexcitability'. According to Dabrowski's research this can be ...
[PDF]A Mixed-Methods Comparison Of Vocational And Identified-Gifted ...
and Emotional (E) Overexcitability means were not statistically significant, .... however, was an honors student at a small private university, with ambitions to be a ...
Books on the term Overexcitability
Beyond Analysis by Gender: Overexcitability Dimensions of ...
Beyond Analysis by Gender: Overexcitability Dimensions of ...
Alena R. Treat, 2008
Requests for participants containing a URL for an online survey were distributed through education, gifted, diversity, and GLBT listservs at eleven geographically-dispersed colleges/universities and via MENSA e-mail lists/newsletters.
Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children...
Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children...
Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski, 2008
"Living with Intensity provides something for everyone who lives or works with gifted children and adults. With chapters devoted to clinical work with the gifted, family dynamics, issues affecting specifically adults who are gifted, and research studies and applications, Daniels and Piechowski have provided a noteworthy and even essential cont...
Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration
Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration
Sal Mendaglio, 2008
Dabrowski asked, and then offered a general definition describing it as psychic Overexcitability. More specifically, he described it as psychic Overexcitability in the fields of the senses, imagination, emotionality, psychic motoricity, and ...
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and ...
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and ...
James T. Webb, 2005
Sensual. Overexcitability. For the sensually overexcitable child, the sensory aspects of everyday life—seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, hearing—are much more heightened than for others. Children may object to tags in the back of theirshirts ...
A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children
A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children
Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, 2007
People who are emotionally overexcitable worry excessively about the well- being of others and show a heightened concern for (and reaction to) the environment around them. They form strong emotional attachments to people, places, and ...
Making Great Kids Greater: Easing the Burden of Being Gifted
Making Great Kids Greater: Easing the Burden of Being Gifted
Dorothy Sisk, 2008
Bridging the gap between gifted children’s cognitive and social-emotional development, this book offers strategies to expand their talents with consideration for their unique needs.
Encyclopedia of Creativity
Encyclopedia of Creativity
Mark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker, 1999
In sensual Overexcitability the pleasures and delights offered through seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, hearing, and sex, as well as multisensory experiences , become enhanced. Persons so endowed immersethem- selves in the delight of  ...
Nurturing the Gifted Female: A Guide for Educators and Parents
Nurturing the Gifted Female: A Guide for Educators and Parents
Joy Navan, 2008
Strengthen gifted girls’ potential by exploring characteristics of girls’ giftedness; factors affecting development; issues of resilience, self-efficacy, and personal ethics; and the importance of supportive adults.
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The Sensual Overexcitability | Dr. Suzy Thompson 2013
 The Sensual OverexcitabilityMom, I am NOT eating THAT! That food makes me gag! These clothes make me itch. I don’t like that color because it gives me a headache. I hate the smell of expo markers. Get the tag out of my shirt it bothers me. That candle smell is making me nauseous. People with…
drsuzycarroll.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/the-sensual-overexcitability/
A Voracious Mind: Nurturing the Gifted Mind: Intellectual Overexcitabilities
There are so many aspects to a gifted child not the least of which is their mind. I mean, that is the part most people think about when they hear the term, "gifted.
giftedunschooling.blogspot.com/2013/11/nurturing-gifted-mind-intellectual.html
Emotional Intensity: The Core Overexcitability » Embracing The Gift
Nov 13 Emotional Intensity: The Core Overexcitability Categories: Emotional Overexcitability What is Emotional Overexcitability or EOE? In the theory of Positive Disintegration emotional Overexcitability, (or emotional super-sensitivity) is the central of the five overexcitabilities (the others being psychomotor, sensual, imaginational and intellectual). Together these five overexcitabilities comprise one of the necessary three factors in the development of a ‘true’ personality.
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An Intense Life | Intellectual Overexcitability in Action
To be intellectually overexcitable according to Dabrowski's theory of Overexcitabilities is to love an intellectual challenge and to be driven to solve problems, ask probing questions, and engage in theoretical anaylsis. This weekend, my parents and I had a conversation that demonstrated how these intellectual passions can manifest themselves. Between us, we have 7 degrees…
christinefonseca.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/intellectual-overexcitability-in-action/
Five Unexpected Traits of Gifted Students
We know gifted students are far more complex than their test scores might suggest. And while we might expect certain quirks, others blindside us: a strange reaction to sound, a sudden outburst of tears, or a need to stand up at inopportune times. Dabrowski's five overexcitabilities provide some insight into these unexpected moments.
www.byrdseed.com/five-unexpected-traits-of-gifted-students/
Attic24: Overexcitability
I have to tell you I am suffering at the moment, reeeeaaaaaallly suffering. Yes, I have been struck down with a most severe case of Overexcitability and it is so bad that I am quite beside myself. I can't sleep...
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The Invisible Overexcitability | Life Among the Gifted
There is a great deal written about overexcitabilities and gifted children. Dabrowski’s theories explain why many gifted children freak out, act out, and shout out. Parents of these kids know all too well the stress of dealing with overexcitable kids. However, there is another side to the overexictability angle, a quiet kind of Overexcitability; a…
mjhayes.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/the-invisible-overexcitability/
Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities | Hoagies' Gifted
What is Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration? Overexcitabilities (OEs)? What does the research say? How does it affect children? Aadults? Curriculum for teacher-training, more
www.hoagiesgifted.org/dabrowski.htm
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