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Tag Archives: Intensity & Well-Being

  1. Abstract Intensity in the Ideological Classroom

    Marie loved helping her abstract intense students hone their ability to question and reason in pursuit of a better world. Then a new political trend hit, making school less friendly to questioners than she’s ever seen it.

  2. Can You Change? The Purpose of the Third Factor

    Neurodivergence is all the rage, especially in creative circles. But, contrary to some people’s expectations, that construct is well beyond the point of this site, if it’s even useful at all.

  3. Your Body as a Barometer for Belonging

    Fitting in is merely a simulacrum of belonging—but your body can tell what’s real and what isn’t. Pay attention to the signals it gives you.

  4. Activating the Third Factor through Mind-Body Communion

    It’s great to have a powerful intellect—but not so great to neglect the rest of your self.

    Somatic awareness coach Ilana Grostern explains how she healed the artificial split between her mind and her body to tap into a previously neglected source of knowledge.

  5. 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.

  6. A Fresh Perspective on Gender: An Interview with Angus Fox of Genspect

    A new, moderate organization offers a new take on gender, zooming in on neurodivergence, the need for role models, and the good that outliers do in the world.

  7. Creative Disintegration

    What drives us to create? Reflecting on her carefree creative expression as a child, struggles with self-consciousness, and industry pressures, Laura Stavinoha confronts the role her desire for validation had on her music and comes to understand why, ultimately, she creates.

  8. Why I’m Optimistic About Our New Forum

    We’re trying to cultivate a high-quality space for Third Factor’s intellectually engaged readers to develop meaningful connections and have robust discussions. So why is this so hard on Facebook? Our editor in chief ponders why our new forum, at least so far, seems to suit us better than Facebook.

  9. 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.

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