What happens when you reflect on yourself—and then strive to see the world through another’s eyes? In his theory of positive disintegration, Kazimierz Dabrowski called this process “subject-object in oneself,” and said it’s essential for growth and reintegration.
In our March/April 2020 issue, we dive into this dynamism, with stories of how our intense, sensitive, truth-seeking authors confront hard truths about themselves, thereby growing and better understanding others.
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.
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.
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.
When politics becomes a fandom, argues Merrill Miller, everyone ultimately loses. But there are ways to bring people around to your perspective—if only you can spare a little empathy.
How do we change and rise? The story of my life in China and my eventual, painful return to the United States offers one illustration. When I first heard of Kazimierz Dabrowski’s theory of positive disintegration, I thought that it described very well what happened to me as part of my expat experience, which I […]
Benita thought her intellect would keep her safe. Then it failed her spectacularly. Was she using it wrong – or was there something she was missing?