Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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by Susan Daniels
     
 

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.

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910707893
Publisher:
Great Potential Press, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
157,266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Part One: K. Dabrowski, Overexcitability, Giftedness and Developmental Potential

Chapter 1. Embracing Intensity: Overexcitability, Sensitivity, and the Developmental Potential of the Gifted
Chapter 2. Dabrowski's Levels and the Process of Development

Part Two: Understanding Intensity: Practical Applications for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors

Chapter 3. Nurturing the Sensitivity and Intensity of Young Gifted Children
Chapter 4. Inner Awakening, Outward Journey: The Intense Gifted Child and Adolescence
Chapter 5. The Emperor Has No Clothes: Exquisite Perception and Related Stress in Gifted Children
Chapter 6. Dabrowski's Theory: Possibilities and Implications of Misdiagnosis, Missed Diagnosis, and Dual Diagnosis in Gifted Individuals
Chapter 7. Integrating the Intense Experience: Counseling and Clinical Applications
Chapter 8. Overexcitability, Giftedness and Family Dynamics
Chapter 9. Petunias, Perfectionism, and Level of Development

Part Three: Still Gifted After All These Years -Lifespan Intensity and Gifted Adults

Chapter 10. "Can You Hear the Flowers Sing?" Issues for Gifted Adults
Chapter 11. Elated, Determined and, Sometimes, Overwhelmed: Advantages and Challenges of Lifespan Intensity
Chapter 12. Annemarie Roeper: Nearly a Century eith Giftedness
Chapter 13. Living One's Spirit Song: Transcendent Experience in Counseling Gifted Adults
Chapter 14. What We May Be: What Dabrowski's Work Can Do for Gifted Adults

Part Four: Current Research and Future Directions

Chapter 15. Building Firm Foundations: Research on Overexcitability and the Developmental Potential of theGifted
Chapter 17. Future Directions

Appendix A. Overexcitability Questionnaire - (OEQ)
Appendix B. Overexcitability Questionnaire - II (OEQ-II)
Appendix C. Definition Response Instrument (DRI)
About the Authors
Index

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