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.

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A Look in the Mirror A Letter from the Editor for Issue 11

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.

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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.

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From Hiding HSP to Gifted Leader An Interview with Imi Lo of Eggshell Therapy and Coaching

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.

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Are We Voters or Are We Fans? Away from Factionalism, Toward a Politics of Empathy

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.

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Journey to the East Disintegration and Reintegration as an Expat, Part I

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 […]

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Escaping the Cage of Intellectualism

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?

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In Search of Connection A Letter from the Editor for Issue 10

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

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Why a Novel? Long-Form Fiction as Catharsis for the Intellect

Max Massa was desperate for a way to put overexcitable mind to use for the world—or, failing that, merely to connect with other people who cared ideas. Could he rely on his imagination to make the product of his intellect more meaningful to others?

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Inhibited, Provoking, Despairing, or Thriving? An Interview with Dr. Sonja Falck on High IQ Relational Styles

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.

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