Dąbrowski called his work the Theory of Positive Disintegration to reflect the central and positive role disintegration plays in development. He believed that some. Describes Kazimierz Dąbrowski’s theory of positive disintegration: A theory of personality development. The basic concepts of Dąbrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. In W. Tillier ( Ed.), Perspectives on the self: Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference.

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The conflict is resolved when one of the structures is eliminated, or at least comes under complete control of another structure. This is disintegrahion treacherous scenario as without a balanced profile, the enhanced qualities may be used to pursue lower ends.

The key points of the theory of positive disintegration.

A vast majority of people either do not break down their primitive integration at all, or after a relatively short period of disintegration, usually experienced at the time of adolescence and early youth, end in a reintegration at the former level or in partial integration of some of the functions at slightly higher levels, without a transformation of the powitive mental structure.

The appendix is titled: The “status quo” explanations for the “way things are,” transmitted through education and by the social order collapse under conscious scrutiny.

Social maladjustment is also encouraged, particularly when it is positive and based on individually thought-out values. Emotion and cognition become integrated and are reflected in a new approach to life — feelings direct and shape ideas, goals and ideals, one’s ideals work to express one’s feelings. Truly visionary works, works that are unique and novel, are created by individuals expressing a vision unrestrained by convention.


His experience as a victim of medical torture for several months as a member of the Polish resistancebeing only one of the 36 surviving psychiatrists in Poland out of the practicing at the beginning of the war, informed his world view. In other words, to be maladjusted to a low level society is a positive feature.

Potentials to experience great highs are also potentials to experience great lows.

Positive disintegration

The resolution of this phase begins as individually chosen values are integrated into a “new” hierarchy of personal values. This stress both drives disintrgration and is a result of developmental conflicts, both intrapsychic and social.

The most important of these conceptualizations are dynamisms: He selects from it elements on which he places value. Personality development is largely the result of the impact of forms of developmental potential DPnotably, overexcitability OE.

Instincts, drives and intellectual processes combined with emotions are dynamisms. Using a positive definition, mental health reflects more than social conformity: He pursued a lifelong obsession with self-mutilation resulting in his semi-autobiographical work, “Psychological Basis of Self Mutilation. Psychotherapy, preventive measures, or changes in living conditions consciously applied to oneself in order to control possible mental disequilibrium.

A person whose DP is low will generally not undergo disintegration or positive personality growth even in a conducive environment. The expression of positive maladjustment can often be seen in both individual creativity and in creative movements at this level.

The Theory of Positive Disintegration is a novel approach to personality development. This occurs through a process of an education of oneself and of an inner psychic transformation.


Once positive disintegration begins, this changes. Often these talents are used in antisocial ways. This is a sign of partial, still insufficient, but clear rebuilding. Your disagreements with the lower level ppsitive are expressed compassionately in doing what you can to help.

At this level, each person develops his disintegratuon her own vision of how life ought to be. Inner conflict as a path to higher development in women.

These people are steered and driven by their value “rudder”, their sense of emotional OE.

Basic Concepts of Dąbrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration.

One’s disagreements with the lower level world are expressed compassionately in doing what one can to help dislntegration the “ought. If a person does not have the developmental potential to move into a multilevel view, then they would fall back from the crises of level II to reintegrate at level I. Advances in society, through politics, philosophy, and religion are therefore commonly associated with strong individual creativity or accomplishments.

Crises challenge our status quo and cause us to review our self, ideas, values, thoughts, ideals, etc. Level II is transitional, a brief intense time of unilevel disintegratiob — a test of character from which one normally will either regress or advance.