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Multipotentiality

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.

Source: Wikipedia and Puttylike

The wikipedia article is pretty succinct about the pros, cons and strategies for multipotentialites.

Puttylike provides resources, articles and help on Multipotentiality.

TED talk explaining why some of us don't have one true calling

Now the reason why I'm posting the above information is to share it with other (potential) multipotentialites and because I face the same issues. I:

  1. Read and learn voraciously
  2. Am able to become genuinely interested in people[1] just because I enjoy learning about others
  3. Have had careers in multiple fields in industries
  4. Don't really know what to reply when concerned friends and family ask me what job do I want[2]

Grateful for an extremely supportive husband who encourages me to keep moving onward!


  1. when that introvert-ness is switched off ↩︎

  2. in case anyone is wondering, I just want a good boss, culture and be able to help people ↩︎