Dabrowski's theory and "positive" existential depression in gifted children and adults.

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1. Conclusion

1.1. ideas/theory

1.2. 3 choices

1.2.1. negativ ajustment

1.2.2. positiv ajustment

1.2.3. personality developpment

1.3. essentiality of "self therapy", introspection, self-actualisation

1.4. Why did I choose this subject

1.4.1. highly interesting

1.4.2. close to home

1.4.3. I'm a math teacher

2. positive desintegration

2.1. freedom that seeks to prescind from the limits.

2.1.1. moral and ethical values

2.1.2. beliefs, religion

2.2. intense period of doubt, reflection and introspection

2.2.1. postive when it permits a new equilibrium

2.2.1.1. psycho

2.2.1.2. socio

2.2.1.3. philo

2.2.1.4. spiritual

2.2.2. negative when regression occurs, (one level down)

2.3. impact

2.3.1. contruction of a new ideal, equilibrium personality personality

3. Kazimierz Dabrowski

3.1. Polish psychiatrist, worked in North America

3.2. 1902-1980

3.3. Positive desintegration theory

4. living with intensity

4.1. Definition of gifted singularities

4.1.1. over-excitability, multi-faceted sensitivity

4.1.1.1. sensorial

4.1.1.2. emotional

4.1.1.3. intellectual

4.1.1.4. imagination

4.1.1.5. psychomotricity

4.1.2. Adaptability +++++++++

4.1.3. existential depression

4.1.3.1. lucidity

4.1.3.1.1. need of negative emotion to gain inner growth.

4.1.4. Over reaction ? At least from the "normo-thinkers

5. 5 levels of integration/desintegration

5.1. I. primary integration

5.1.1. psychopathy

5.1.2. lack of inner-conflict

5.1.3. no perception of the differnece between “what is” and “what should be”

5.2. II. uni-level desintegration

5.2.1. transitory level, start of inner-conflicts, but no tools to manage them. -> Dangerous

5.3. III. spontaneous multi-level disintegration

5.3.1. multi-level perception

5.3.2. capacity of self-reflection and self determination

5.4. IV. directed multi-level disintegration

5.4.1. One step further to the personality ideal i

5.4.2. inner urge to better oneself, intrinsic motivation.

5.5. V. secondary integration

5.5.1. state of peace, acts according to self-developed values