Thursday, 20 July 2017

What Are Dabrowski's Five Overexcitabilities in Gifted Children?

Why gifted kids may seem to be highly sensitive.

Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five areas in which children exhibit intense behaviors, also known as "overexcitabilities" or "supersensitivities." They are psychomotor, sensual, emotional, intellectual, and imaginational. Gifted children tend to have multiple intensities, although one is usually dominant.
Does your child complain about the seams in his socks? Put her hands over her ears when the movie starts in the movie theater?
Have trouble sitting still? Get moved almost to tears by a piece of music or work of art? These are signs of overexcitabilities.
This article provides a very helpful summary to these excitabilities.


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