noun. a condition wherein at least one, but perhaps all of the following are past the optimal level for a person's performance: excitement, dedication, effort, straight-forwardness, and attentional focus.

OVERINTENSITY: "The patient's over-intensity was clearly displayed throughout his effort to pursue marriage, even in relationships that are new, often resulting in termination of the relationship from the other party."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OVERINTENSITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overintensity/ (accessed April 18, 2021).