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Posts by Jessie Mannisto

  1. What’s Up at Third Factor?

    Issue 14 is here! And we’d also love your feedback on community platforms.

  2. The Depths of Dabrowski’s Levels: An Interview with Michael Piechowski, Part II

    Michael Piechowski shares why he’s updated the way he thinks about Dabrowski’s levels of development.

  3. The Heroes of Our Own Political Stories

    Jessie just can’t help trying to understand why people think about politics the way they do. She’s betting plenty of others with high intellectual and emotional excitability might feel the same.

  4. A Place for Orchids

    If you think of yourself as “overexcitable,” you’ll surely see yourself in W. Thomas Boyce’s book, THE ORCHID AND THE DANDELION.

  5. Persevering Through the Pandemic

    Editor-in-Chief Jessie Mannisto introduces Issue 13: When the World Seems to Disintegrate (July/August 2020)

  6. In Search of Exemplars: An Interview with Michael Piechowski, Part I

    We chat with Michael Piechowski about his work on the theory of positive disintegration and finding people whose lives show the theory in action.

  7. The Anti-Creative Funk of Isolation

    Creativity has always had a solitary component, but the pandemic drove home to author Jessie Mannisto how much creation is fueled by human connection.

  8. Bottles of Intellect, Imagination, and Emotion

    Developing my ability to notice tastes and smells from far-off lands has been a way to briefly escape lockdown, in a way that’s not quite as unhealthy as it sounds.

  9. Looking Up

    Editor-in-Chief Jessie Mannisto introduces Issue 12: Upward, our May/June 2020 release.

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