Someone came up with a name for it: Multipotentialites.

Image from puttylike.com

I think I might just start a blog called “Someone Came Up With A Name For It.” Through the magic of the Intertubes I’ve stumbled upon a couple of these, here and here.

This one, though, is called “multipotentialites.” Apparently also known as “multipods” and “polymaths.” According to Emilie Wapnick,  founder of  the awesome blog Puttylike:

A multipotentialite is a person who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life.

Multipotentialites have no “one true calling” the way specialists do. Being a multipotentialite is our destiny. We have many paths and we pursue all of them, either sequentially or simultaneously (or both).

Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. We are excellent at bringing disparate ideas together in creative ways. This makes us incredible innovators and problem-solvers.

When it comes to new interests that emerge, our insatiable curiosity leads us to absorb everything we can get our hands on. As a result, we pick up new skills fast and tend to be a wealth of information.

I never even knew what it was called, but it reminds me of me. Jury’s still out. But not only is it not an aberration or character flaw: turns out it’s actually quite a strength.

Puttylike is the name of the blog. Very cool: take a look.

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One Comment on “Someone came up with a name for it: Multipotentialites.”

  1. tamyrad says:

    That is a nice word to know, it sounds much better than scatterbrained. I resemble the definition as well, I expected i would be much more adult than I am by now.


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