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Posts by Jessie Mannisto

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    Springtime Community Zooms

    What’s on tap for members to discuss in April, May, and June? All you need to know is right here.

  2. Authentic Conscience: Unpacking Dabrowski’s Third Factor

    The theory of positive disintegration emphasizes authenticity. So what if someone’s authentically a jerk?

    The question nagged at the author early in her study of Dabrowski’s theory. With a reframing of the third factor, however, it became clear why no one’s personality ideal is to become a supervillain.

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    Are You Abstract Intense?

    To reach those who need it, it would be useful to have a neutral, descriptive synonym for the word “gifted.” Here’s my suggestion.

  4. The Path of the Agreeable Questioner: An Interview with Andrea Lynn Lewis

    Do you want to ask probing intellectual questions while also getting along with those who disagree with you?

    Andrea Lynn Lewis has a lot of practice with this balancing act. She shares her thoughts on echo chambers, brittle relationships, and striving to live up to her ideal.

  5. What’s Up at Third Factor

    There’s a lot going on behind the scenes, with a lot of new voices coming on board.

  6. Why We Joined the Institute for Liberal Values

    We’re proud to team up with an organization that shares our values of free expression, critical thinking, civic engagement, and humility.

  7. What is Positive Maladjustment?

    There’s an easy answer and a much harder one.

    We’ll give you the quick and easy explanation of Dabrowski’s idea of positive maladjustment. Then we’ll talk about all that goes into truly learning to answer this question.

  8. Gender and the Square Peg

    When a quirky kid goes online to ask whether she might be trans, the algorithms aren’t going to give her any alternatives to consider. That’s a problem that this magazine’s mission demands that we address.

  9. Unapologetically Speaking His Mind: An Interview with Upperhand Mars

    It’s never been easy to be an independent thinker, but discussing contentious issues that affect you personally on social media has to be the hardest way to do it. We sit down with Mars, a politically homeless transgender man, to talk about where he found his confidence and why he keeps talking despite the abuse he takes from Left and Right alike.

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