Tag Archives: Positive Disintegration

Getting to Know Thyself

The personalities and behaviours that we own today no doubt reflect an amalgamation of past experiences collected and stored long ago within our subconscious minds.   Freud believed that all of our behaviours were derived from unconscious motivations and that we in fact have … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Disintegration

Anyone who has navigated this blog will know that I am fairly smitten by Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski and his theory of personality development – or more specifically, the Theory of Positive Disintegration. Notwithstanding the ominous sounding name and the relative obscurity of its creator, … Continue reading

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Inner Conflict as a Path to Higher Development : Part I

I have often referred to and written about the Theory of Positive Disintegration by Kazimierz Dabrowski on this blog.  His is a theory about the process of personal development that I  can strongly relate to in a real and significant way.  But rather … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Existing

Life is not always a bowl of cherries, especially for those endowed with high sensitivity.  It`s not that we don`t see the greatness of it, on the contrary, we sensitives tend to absorb life and all it entails in a most intense … Continue reading

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I Feel Therefore I Am

I have noticed a trend emerging lately that seems to covet the theory of the highly sensitive person (HSP).  Dr. Elaine Aron has written several books about those individuals that seem to come into the world owning a very different kind of nervous system, resulting in higher sensitivity than most … Continue reading

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Too Much Noise

I grew up in a large family full of loud, boisterous, and passionate personalities.  Talented artists and musicians who didn`t hesitate to express themselves, not only through art and music, but vocally as well, each fighting to be heard until the symphonious chatter would … Continue reading

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The Notion of Self-Actualization

Today I wish to speak my mind on two theories on self-actualization that I`ve come across; what I believe they mean, where the notion comes from, and the theories in psychology that speak to them.   The first that comes to mind of course is Abraham … Continue reading

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