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SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research. Index of free personality tests and intelligence tests. Positive Disintegration. The Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD) by Kazimierz Dąbrowski is a theory of personality development.

Positive Disintegration

Unlike mainstream psychology, Dąbrowski's theoretical framework views psychological tension and anxiety as necessary for growth. These "disintegrative" processes are therefore seen as "positive," whereas people who fail to go through positive disintegration may remain for their entire lives in a state of "primary integration. " Advancing into disintegration and into the higher levels of development is predicated on having developmental potential, including overexcitabilities, above-average reactions to stimuli.

Dabrowski's Levels. Return to Main page.

Dabrowski's Levels.

William Tillier I have just had the following web article pointed out to me (July 2014) that was done by Elizabeth Mika on the levels in 2010. I find it a very balanced and an excellent summary. I have no objections to anything she says. Mika2010. Narcissism Test. This is a interactive version of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory.

Narcissism Test

Introduction Narcissism in personality trait generally conceived of as excessive self love. In Greek mythology Narcissus was a man who fell in love with his reflection in a pool of water. Dr. Eric Berne - The Theory (part 1 of 2) Dr. Eric Berne - The Theory part 2 of 2. INFP (Dreamer) Personality Type - Jungian. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A chart with descriptions of each Myers–Briggs personality type and the four dichotomies central to the theory The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.[1][2][3]

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Four Temperaments. Around 500 years before the birth of our Savior, the spirit of science began to be applied to the practice of medicine.

The Four Temperaments

Where before the ancients looked to "the gods" to explain the workings of the natural world, Hippocrates (b. ca. 460 B.C.) urged that sine qua non of science: observation. In the course of the studies that merited his becoming known as "the Father of Medicine," he noticed that blood removed from the body separates into four parts: the clear red, a yellowish liquid that rises to the top, the dark liquid that settles to the bottom, and whitish fluid.

My Philosophy Guru » Mark Vernon » Genuinely Useful, Lucid, Informative & Wise. What does your sleeping position say about you as a person ? Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the UK Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service analysed six common sleeping positions - and found that each is linked to a particular personality type.

What does your sleeping position say about you as a person ?

What your sleeping position says about you ... Foetus Those who curl up in the foetus position are described as tough on the outside but sensitive at heart. They may be shy when they first meet somebody, but soon relax. Personality Inventory. MBTI test. Strengths.pdf. This Incredible Test Tells You What The Shape of Your Nail Says About You. Sponsored Link In the past I have written quite a few of these personality posts – they are usually pretty spot on.

This Incredible Test Tells You What The Shape of Your Nail Says About You

I’m not sure why the shape of your nail hints at certain aspects of your personality, but according to the below it can. I tried it myself and I have to agree it seems pretty accurate. I’d be interested to see if this works for you. To take part simply use the image below to match the nail that most closely matches your first finger. Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit". One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.

Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, or attracted much sustained inquiry. Another worthwhile source is the title essay in The Prevalence of Humbug by Max Black. Humbug: deceptive misrepresentation, short of lying, especially by pretentious word or deed, of somebody’s own thoughts, feelings, or attitudes. Four Keirsey Temperaments. Nicholas Humphrey:THE EVOLVED SELF-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

I realized it must be the result of a trick that has been played by human culture.

Nicholas Humphrey:THE EVOLVED SELF-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The trick isto persuade sick people that they have a "license" to get better, because they'rein the hands of supposed specialists who know what's best for them and can offer practical help and reinforcements. And the reason this works is that it reassures people—subconsciously —that the costs of self-cure will be affordable and that it's safe to let down their guard. So health has improved because of a cultural subterfuge. It's been a pretty remarkable development. I'm now thinking about a larger issue still. Go back 10 or 20,000 years ago. The 14 Characteristics of Fascism, by Lawrence Britt, Spring 2003. The F Scale: Final form. GiftedProblems-4. Narcissistic Personality Inventory: Narcissism Test.

Positive Disintegration. The intellectual and psychosocial nature of extreme giftedness. Powell, P.

The intellectual and psychosocial nature of extreme giftedness

& Haden, T. Roeper Review Volume 6, No. 3, pp. 131--133 February 1984 This article by Philip Powell and Tony Haden compares the differences of average, moderately and extremely gifted individuals. The authors explore the psychological difficulties of the highly gifted, especially in terms of self-esteem and self-conception. The article discusses the difficulties the extremely gifted have in obtaining consistent, accurate and valid feedback in regard to their self-concept. The information provided has implications for educators, parents, and psychologists. The highly gifted create structure, generate ideas, and efficiently process information in ways that are qualitatively superior to moderately gifted and average ability individuals. Short Myers-Briggs Test. Take a personality test.

How being called smart can actually make you stupid. A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide.

How being called smart can actually make you stupid

The post covered various techniques for learning and looked at the empirical evidence for and against their efficacy based on recent research. This post is my follow up, in which I look at the case for one tip for learning that it seems really could have a big impact. A growing body of evidence from the last two decades suggests that our attitude towards our own potential for intelligence has a considerable impact on our lives, furthermore we are incredibly vulnerable to having this attitude or "mindset" moulded for better or worse, by how people praise us in a way that is both shocking and problematic. Take the Ptest! Its fun.

5 Psychological Experiments That Reveal Our Dark Side.