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Tag Archives: The Active Mind

  1. 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.

  2. Dysphoria and Disintegration in Women Who Are “Too Much”

    Katherine knew she was uncommon. When she turned to the Internet to find people like her, they told her that was because a personality like hers did not belong in a female body.

    Then she happened upon an alternative perspective—one that her fellow uncommon women should have been making clearer to her all along.

  3. Class, Luck, and the Outlier’s Quest for Belonging

    Whether unusual people find the companions they need often comes down to luck—from being born into the right socioeconomic class to landing in the right career field.

    In this interview, P. Susan Jackson talks to us about what her gifted clients tend to do when they don’t find people who click with them, what they can do instead, and how luck can shift for better and for worse over the course of life.

  4. The Dodo and the Ancient Poet

    Once, there were more of the author’s kind.

    Are they truly all gone?

  5. Resilience: From the Roots to the Branches

    What stops a bright, intense, gifted person from blossoming? The Daimon Institute’s Sue Jackson sits down with us to talk about the hurdles her clients often face—and how they can begin to put out the roots they need to bloom.

  6. The Mind Palace

    Sherlock Holmes is known for his remarkable mind. But as Boris Glebov sees it, one of Holmes’ most powerful mind tricks is accessible to anyone—and can be especially helpful to creative writers.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Challenging the Culture of Competition

    We’ve been led to believe competition helps us excel. But if we look at its evolutionary function, says Dr. Roland Persson, we see a much more complex picture.

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