THE ACCIDENTAL CREATIVE Podcast
APR 30 ⋅ 23 MIN
Ever feel like you have too many interests and curiosities to choose just one? For some people, this attribute makes them feel a little out of place in a marketplace full of specialists. However, today’s guest says there’s nothing wrong with you, and that in fact, there might just be a word to describe you: multipotentialite. Emilie Wapnick will tell you what that means with insights from her new book How To Be Everything.
Book: How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up Hardcover – May 2, 2017, Emilie Wapnick Amazon Link
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tags: generalist, Multipotentiality, polymath, renaissance man, multipotentialite
Wikipedia Multipotentiality Link
Multipotentiality is an educational and psychological term referring to the ability and preference of a person, particularly one of strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, to excel in two or more different fields. It can also refer to an individual whose interests span multiple fields or areas, rather than being strong in just one. Such traits are called multipotentialities, while “multipotentialites” has been suggested as a name for those with this trait. By contrast, those whose interests lie mostly within a single field are called “specialists.”