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Posts by Jessie Mannisto

  1. Transcending Labels: An Interview with Scott Barry Kaufman

    Scott Barry Kaufman knows a lot about the labels bright, quirky people often stick upon themselves. In this interview with Third Factor’s editor in chief, he suggests we might be missing something much more important.

  2. When the G-Word Gets in the Way

    For some, the word “gifted” can be a life preserver. Once they’re back on dry land, however, it will surely serve them best to hang it up.

  3. Third Factor Reads: Transcend by Scott Barry Kaufman

    Abraham Maslow extended a hand to Scott Barry Kaufman as he strove to grow as a human being. In TRANSCEND, Kaufman now extends that hand to us.

  4. A Look in the Mirror

    Our editor in chief introduces the March/April 2020 issue, featuring Dabrowski’s dynamism of subject-object in oneself and several articles that show it in action.

  5. Dabrowski’s Dynamisms: Subject-Object in Oneself

    Dynamisms are the heart of the theory of positive disintegration. But what exactly did Dabrowski mean by that abstruse term, “subject-object in oneself?” Our editor explains this powerful process.

  6. From Hiding HSP to Gifted Leader: An Interview with Imi Lo

    Emotional sensitivity and intensity can be a gift, but only if you’ve learned how to manage it. Imi Lo of Eggshell Therapy and Coaching shares her thoughts on how to stop hiding from the world and from your own emotions, overcome toxic shame, and make your best effort to find belonging.

  7. In Search of Connection

    Issue 10 is here! Our editor in chief introduces new contributors, previews the articles, and shares some exciting proto-news.

  8. Inhibited, Provoking, Despairing, or Thriving? An Interview with Sonja Falck

    Are there specific relationship challenges that stem from having a high IQ? Through her research and consulting work, Dr. Sonja Falck developed a model that suggests three general types of relational struggles for high IQ adults—and one broad way in which bright people can thrive.

  9. Remembering How to Be (Without Your Phone): An Interview with Anya Pechko

    To connect meaningfully, the most important thing we can give people is our time—without a phone constantly interrupting it. Consultant and coach Anya Pechko shares some striking insights on how to do this from her work with clients seeking to overcome digital addiction.

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