Being Gifted, Being Me

Being Gifted, Being Me is the title of an article by Willem Kuipers that was published in Volume 17, 2019 of the American journal ‘Advanced Development, a Journal on Adult Giftedness’. This refereed journal is published by The Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, Inc., (ISAD) a nonprofit research institution in Westminster, Colorado. More information on the Advanced Development … ….. read on

An XIP in full view

For many years I have been searching for ways to extend the concept of imaginal thinking to other forms of “sensorial thinking”. I know many XIPs who are not very proficient in their visual information processing, but clearly prefer to think in ways that are comparable to imaginal thinking, using other sensorial input. And because they are XIPs, they do … ….. read on

Degree of Xi

It is easy to imagine that gradations of Xi exist. One person is, for example, structurally more curious than the other, or knows even fewer boundaries. In other words: extra intense, extra complex, and extra driven. The stronger the extra intelligence is, the more uncommon the XIP is, by definition, and most often, the more important a proper management of … ….. read on

Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon: Extra Intelligent, Intense, and Effective

Quite often uncommon competence, creativity and drive remain hidden or partially used by its owners. Do they perceive the gift of being uncommon as a millstone instead of an enjoyment? This book introduces and illustrates three practices for Extra Intelligent People (XIPs) to become more effective in their work and private life, for their own sake and for the sake … ….. read on

Presentations on demand

I like to present my ideas on extra intelligence / intensity, giftedness and on labyrinths. Of course many presentations on a variety op topics have been given in Dutch, as I live in the Netherlands, but I have presented abroad on these topics too e.g. at a SENG and a Dabrowski conference, and at Labyrinth Society Gatherings. The presentations are … ….. read on