Dąbrowski called his work the Theory of Positive Disintegration to reflect the central and positive role disintegration plays in development. He believed that some. Describes Kazimierz Dąbrowski’s theory of positive disintegration: A theory of personality development. The basic concepts of Dąbrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. In W. Tillier ( Ed.), Perspectives on the self: Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference.

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Rather than trying to eliminate symptoms, they are reframed to yield insight and understanding into life and the person’s unique situation. First factor tends to channel giftedness and talents toward accomplishing self-serving goals. However, if a society becomes corrupt, people strongly influenced by second factor will not dissent.

Art captures the innermost emotional states and is based on a deep empathy and understanding of the subject.

This causes more conflicts focussed on the individual’s analysis of his or her own reactions to the world at large and of the behavior of others. The most apparent and perhaps most dabtowski aspect of developmental potential is overexcitability, a heightened physiological experience of sensory stimuli resulting from increased neuronal sensitivities.

Basic Concepts of Dąbrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The completion of an extensive autobiography to help the individual gain perspective on his or her past and present is an important component in the autopsychotherapy process. He also described a third factor of influence, a factor emerging from but surpassing heredity – “its activity is autonomous in relation to the first factor hereditary ppsitive the second environmental factor.

Sensitive persons can certainly have mood disorders, but should not be mistaken for being chronically depressed only because of a pessimistic view of the future of the world or of their own dabrowskk a pessimism which may well be accurate, as in dabrowksi case of depressive realism. In the course of positive multilevel disintegration primitive, animalistic drives and structures are subject to a disintegration, that is weakening, loosening and even total positiev under the impact of developmental dynamisms cf.

He called these factors developmental potential and they include a description of psychological sensitivity he called overexcitability OE. These new values often conflict with the person’s previous social values.

In the shift to multilevelness, the “horizontal” unilevelstimulus-response model of life is replaced by a vertical and hierarchical analysis.

Other authors have introduced the term “robopath” to describe the “unauthentic life” based on a robot-like reaction to life Bertalanffy, ; Yablonsky, Bertalanffy lamented that people were losing their autonomy in a stimulus-response society, a society where an individual does not need to reflect or to think but merely to respond, a society geared to meeting external performance standards as measures of success.


Most people generally take what the environment gives them for granted and the interactive components play out their dynamics on an unconscious stage: As Joseph Campbell described the knights on the Grail Quest: Additionally, he suggested the disinegration be provided with the developmental context of positive disintegration. Career counseling postive the gifted. Of the 80 youth studied, 30 were “intellectually gifted” and 50 were from “drama, ballet, and plastic art schools” p. Behaviour conforms to this inner standard of how life “ought” to be lived and thus, little inner conflict arises in one’s life.

Advanced development is possible because these people possess higher than average diskntegration potentials. The material on disinegration site is protected by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements.

If the disintegration appears to fit into a developmental context, then the person is educated in the theory and encouraged to take a developmental view of his or her situation and experiences.

It is through our own suffering that we develop empathy for others and understand our own interdependence on others and our mortality. A vast majority of people either do not break down lositive primitive integration at all, or after a relatively short period of disintegration, usually experienced at the time of adolescence and early youth, end in a reintegration at the former level or in partial integration of some of the functions at slightly higher levels, without a transformation of the whole mental structure.

Piechowski, and subsequently Silverman, have begun the postiive of measuring OE in the gifted see note six. While recent work has focussed on the link between overexcitability and giftedness, developmental potential and giftedness are not synonymous, indeed, many most with developmental potential will not be classified as gifted, and many gifted will display little overall developmental potential.

At the core of autopsychotherapy is the awareness that no disintegrattion can show anyone else the “right” path. These “disintegrative” processes are therefore seen as “positive”, whereas people who fail to go through positive disintegration may remain disintegratoin their entire lives in a state of “primary integration”, lacking true individuality.

Crises are spontaneous and only occur on one level and often involve only one dimension. Dusintegration gifted child, the suicidal teen or the troubled artist is often experiencing the features of TPD, and if they accept and understand the meaning of their intense feelings and crises, they can move ahead, not fall apart.

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Positve of the main mechanisms of this process is a continual sense of looking into oneself as if from outside, followed by a conscious affirmation or negation of conditions and values in both the internal and external environments. Often human suffering and sacrifice are the subjects of these works.

You can join at: Moreover it turned out that these children also showed sets of nervousness, neurosis, and psychoneurosis of various kinds and intensities, from light vegetative symptoms, or anxiety symptoms, to distinctly and highly intensive psychasthenic or hysterical sets” p. In this ddabrowski, suffering has a positive role in human psychology.

One central application applies to psychological and psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

First and Second Factors are both targets of the conflict in these crises: Journal positie Advanced Academics. Another problem has been language. In this process, the therapist plays a very small role and acts more as an initial stimulus than an ongoing therapist. Level I includes both groups: Imagine a humanistic theory promoting disinyegration growth in the political atmosphere of Poland in the 50s and 60s. Likewise they do not have an anxiety disorder merely because they worry more than the nonsensitive, and they do not have a personality disorder avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive, etc.

Positive disintegration

Disingegration Journal of Psychiatry, 2, Mental growth through positive disintegration. This web page was created in to help provide this information and to fulfill my commitment to Disintebration. In some cases, a person begins to notice and to imagine ‘higher possibilities’ in life. As outlined above, the first level is called primitive or primary integration. The hierarchy of values comes to act as a benchmark by which all things are seen and the higher values in the hierarchy direct behavior.

The fifth level also displays an integrated and harmonious positie, but one vastly different from that at the first level. Roeper Review, 15, Many of these students continue to study and speak on the theory, most advancing a deeply personal understanding of what the theory means to them.

Common behaviors and the ethics of the prevailing social order come to be seen as inadequate, wrong or hypocritical. Of course, this is a unique approach in today’s world of seeking immediate and total relief of any unpleasant psychological experience although it can be compared to Positjve to some extent.