Embrace Your Intensity for Growth and Meaning

“While we may yearn for a life entirely free from self-doubt and inner conflict, Dabrowski argued that such a life precludes the more important lifelong journey toward meaning, which we also crave.” ~ Lisa Rivero, “The Excitable Ones”

Read my recent article from the March 2015 issue of Mensa Bulletin, “The Excitable Ones: Personal Growth Can Be Found in the Discovery of Intensity,” below (or click here). Note the beautiful accompanying artwork by Annette Hassell and Hilary Moore.

“Intensity is not always easy to live with or comfortable to watch, but it is also never boring. In the words of developmental psychologist Lev Vygotsky, ‘People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls’.”

Eminem fans may also enjoy my Psychology Today post, “Creativity’s Monsters: Making Friends with Complexity.”

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