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

Author(s): Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski

Health and Wellbeing

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 Information

General Fields

  • : 9780910707893
  • : Great Potential Press, Inc.
  • : Great Potential Press, Inc.
  • : November 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Daniels and Michael M. Piechowski
  • : Paperback
  • : 152.4087/9
  • : 260