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Giftedness

What Is My Experience With The Adult Giftedness Discovery Process?

Recently, Jennifer Harvey Sallin posted about the stages of adult giftedness discovery on the Intergifted Blog. I’ve been a (quiet) member of the Intergifted Facebook group for a while now and have enjoyed the discussions, but have felt my experiences were quite different to ones that others were going through. I knew it was due to […]

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Giftedness

Overexcitabilities vs Openness to Experience

I was pretty stoked when introduced to Dabrowski’s Overexcitabilities. I had a framework for some of the sensory issues and overwhelm I’d been feeling. I bought and read Living With Intensity and quickly learned that a lot of Dabrowskis theories didn’t resonate with me. I still don’t believe in his theory of positive disintegration, although […]

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Anxiety Disorder Giftedness

How My Brain Works: Mindmap 2

Last month, I did a rough mindmap of how my brain works. I was quite proud of it – until I saw it’s flaws. I’d lumped physical symptoms in with psychological processes and personality traits. This was useful in the first iteration, as it gave me an overview of what I was dealing with. It made […]

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Anxiety Disorder Giftedness

How My Brain Works: Mindmap 1

Yesterday, I accidentally discovered executive dysfunction. I had words to describe what was happening mentally. I’ll be exploring that in a later post. Last night I was in bed trying to get to sleep when I mentally started plotting out this mindmap. I could finally see the connections between various parts of my illness(es?). I […]

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Giftedness Therapy

“Why Do You Need Me? You Already Know Everything”

Recently, I accompanied a mate to a psychologist appointment. I’ve been teaching her about some of the strategies I’d found useful and was there just in case she needed help phrasing something. She was talking about how she’d black out, get really angry and have little knowledge about it later. Something I could obviously identify […]

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Giftedness

The Struggles Of Being A Gifted, Anxious Adult

Last week, I posted about how I realized I was gifted. Realizing isn’t the right word. I was identified as being gifted as a young kid and was so busy getting on with life that I just forgot about it. I was so focused on managing my anxiety that my intelligence was irrelevant. Learning about […]