Welcome to the English version of our Dutch website!
We aim to offer you insight and tools to discover more about our concept of 'eXtra intelligence' or 'Xi' and to find out whether and how it applies to you or to people that you know.
We coined the concept 'eXtra intelligence' or 'Xi' in 2001, to deal with that emotional barrier adults experience when they are considering their own or another’s giftedness: Since general belief assumes that gifted adults should be successful, this means that any degree of unsuccessfulness implies doubts about any actual giftedness.
Even worse is the supposition that the adult in question has undertaken insufficient effort to bring the giftedness to its full expression, neglecting the implicit duty to society or a still higher authority.
The first question is of course: "when is your intelligence typically 'extra'?" Read on at 'who is Xi?'
We give an impression of our counselling work on the webpage 'The heart of our services', and introduce ourselves on 'Ximension / Kuipers & van Kempen'.
Willem Kuipers offers Skype Coaching sessions and gives presentations on request.
Our address can be found at contact.
'Xidentity', is about nine characteristic facets of extra intelligence and giftedness. Those pages are still under construction, just like the pages on excellence.
The expression of 'excellence' is in our view a process of various steps that can be compared to the walking of a labyrinth.
'Extra sources' refers to our book 'Enjoying the Gift of being Uncommon', including contents and excerpts, to our article 'How to charm Gifted Adults into Admitting Giftedness' in Advanced Development, the Journal on Adult Giftedness, to our Reader, and to books, articles and websites that have inspired us and still do. Our Reader is as yet only available in Dutch.
The sitemap gives an overview of the site and offers direct navigation.
The page New offers information on recent changes of the website.
This website will in due course be changed into a new version, following the development of Kuipers & van Kempen into Ximension.
A taste of the new layout and subjects can be found already at the current Dutch version. Enjoy!