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Disharmony hypothesis

The disharmony hypothesis (or divergence hypothesis) refers to the assumption that intellectual giftedness may go hand-in-hand with personality traits that are regarded less favorably, emotional disorders, a lack of social skills, or a reduced capability to deal with everyday life.

In contrast, the harmony hypothesis refers to the assumption that intellectual giftedness may correlate with a positive overall development, for example, with respect to self-concept, social skills, physical and mental health, and professional success.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.