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- Apr 2019
Piechowski’s chapter in New Voices, and his early work in general, celebrated the rich experience of life with overexcitability. Dabrowski’s theory removed the stigma of pathology from nervousness by stressing that being highly excitable does not impair cognitive functioning. Moreover, according to TPD, nervous people’s prognoses are especially positive when their OE is global rather than narrow—in other words, an all-encompassing aspect of their lived experience.