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Understanding Your Intensities

According to Kazimierz Dąbrowski, a psychologist who studied human development and behaviour, gifted individuals are sensitive and intense in different areas. He found five different areas of intensity: intellectual, sensory, imagination, emotions and the body.

Find out your top intensity in our super quick online questionnaire!

An important part of your own gifted journey is to recognise that your intensities are part of being a gifted person, part of who you are. They are neither good nor bad, they just are. You don’t need to “fix” them - they are part of what make you special!


Knowing about them does mean though that you can be more aware of how they affect your behaviour, how you might plan to cope with them when they affect you negatively, and how you might understand and be considerate of others.  

Read more about each intensity below