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Adult Human Development

A story of losing one's identity.

B.M.R. Heijligers
5 min readApr 2, 2021


What is Adult Human Development?

Well let’s start with Robert Kegan’s observation that among professional adults 3 different levels of “Sense-making” architecture can be identified.

<Kegan Level 3> A Socialized Mind

I am okay because the people around me tell me I am okay.

<Kegan Level 4> A Self Authoring Mind

I know #RIGHT from #WRONG

<Kegan Level 5> A Self Transforming Mind

I embrace Paradox.

I exist because I experience change —

Drs. B.

Why does Adult Human Development matter?

Adult human development is something everyone can develop, completely independent of traditional measures of intelligence.
It relates to the embodied level of complexity an individual can navigate in the face of uncertainty relating directly to one’s personal sense of reality. Each progression in Adult Human Development increases the tolerance for uncomfortable experiences and the…



B.M.R. Heijligers

Cosmologist gone #Rogue. Embodiment coach for the technologically gifted. Voor Nederland: Drs. B. — Sterrenkundige en #WetenschapsFilosoof.