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  1. How to Thrive in Our Dopaminergic Society—and Maybe How to Rescue It An Interview with the Authors of The Molecule of More

    Dopamine is about making the future better than the present. That makes contentment hard for dopaminergic people—which includes those people we call gifted and creative—to find contentment. Is there anything we can do about it? Jessie sat down with the authors of The Molecule of More to get their take.

  2. There and Half-Way Back Again: How Openness Guided My Journey through Politics

    How does openness to experience affect a person’s political stance? For Andrea, it’s caused her views to continuously evolve—as has her view on disagreement itself.

  3. The Confusing Life of Being Too Different

    It’s fashionable to argue that it’s better to fight for something and die trying than to surrender and admit defeat. But is that really true? Roland Persson offers some thoughts on the pursuit of happiness for those who are simply never going to fit in.

  4. Therapy for the Highly Gifted and Highly Excitable: An Interview with P. Susan Jackson

    You’ve got noteworthy abilities. Complex emotions. Acute perception. A tremendous capacity for nuance. And yet, you’re pulling yourself apart at the seams.

    Sound like someone you know? Then you’ll want to read this interview with P. Susan Jackson of the Daimon Institute.

  5. “Gifted” in Humble Language: A Japanese Lesson

    No one really likes the word “gifted.” Maybe it’s because we understand that we’re using honorific language to describe ourselves, and even in English, that’s gauche. Could there be neutral, or even humble, words for this thing we call giftedness?

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