“I think a singular identity isn’t very interesting, and I’m a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that.”

~Catherine Opie


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 amultipotentialite is our destiny.It may sound like a term you’d find in a biology textbook, but a multipotentialite is actually a fitting description for iconic figures you’d find in history books. A multipotentialite doesn’t have one ‘true calling’, but has talents in multiple areas.

People like Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin and Aristotle were all multipotentialites. These men had many varied interests and creative pursuits and were able to excel at two or more different fields. When asked what you wanted to be when you grew up could you list multiple dream jobs, but found it hard to settle on just one true calling? Was deciding what subjects to study at school an almost impossible choice to make?

Contrary to what some may think, saying ‘I don’t know what to do with my life’ may not mean you’re lost or unsettled. It could actually mean you’re a special type of person called a multipotentialite –  What’s more, being one could bring you more career success than you think…

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Are You a Multipotentialite:- 

One of the tell-tale signs of a multipotentialite is an extreme eagerness for learning. As a multipotentialite, you have an insatiable curiosity and love to explore and master new skills. You’re known for enthusiastically throwing yourself into mastering a particular skill or becoming an expert in a topic before quickly wanting to learn about something else.

When it comes to the workplace, multipotentialites often feel the need to change roles every few years because they find themselves getting bored, particularly if there is a lack of development opportunities. Once you feel you’ve learnt all you can, you start craving something new to focus on.

Being a multipotentialite may also mean you’re drawn to multiple career paths. For example, it’s not uncommon for a multipotentialite to be interested in a career as a professional writer while being equally as passionate about pursuing a music career – often at the same time.



How Do I Know I’m Multipotentialite:-

So who is a multipotentialite? The urban dictionary defines it as “somebody who has potential in multiple fields.” Sounds cool, right? It seems that such a person would lead a meaningful life. They’d never get bored, as there would always be something to catch their fancy.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work out that way. How do I know? It happen to be one.

I am a blogger turned writer, and counselor, I haven’t stuck to any particular field, so I cannot say I am an expert or a specialist—words the world loves.

I detest family gatherings. Do you know why? People around me talk about promotions and their success while I talk about beginnings. I don’t mind; I’m a learner. But it’s difficult to explain to your family, who wishes to see you settled in your career, that you have multiple interests.

Without a supportive environment, several things can go wrong. Here are some of them.

Take a Step At a Time :- “You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance.”

Especially when you have hundreds of things that you would like to do, it helps to make a list. Write down your desires and start with one of them. That’s it. Don’t expect anything except the desire to learn.

When you feel saturated, stop and proceed to do the next thing on your list.

The list will grow and so will you. Drop the expectations that you need to finish the project. It’s the learning that counts for you.

Looking  for creative ways:-


 Maybe you could utilize your skills to earn more, by writing in your particular field, coaching, or even speaking. The important thing is not to give up on your interests; instead, look at them closely and see how you can proactively pursue them to better your situation. This removes the pressure on you and you start feeling less anxious.


Connecting with People who Relates You :-

Joining a like-minded community helps put things in perspective, which can help you restore your faith in yourself and move ahead in your life.

In the end it’s all about perspective,  Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be.”

So choose to focus on your strengths. Success will surely follow.


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8 thoughts on “Multipotentialite”

  1. What a wonderful post! I makes me feel like I’m not a weirdo because I never fit in any one box and the thought of being trapped in just one makes me hyperventilate. I’m reminded of that 90s song, Everyone’s free to wear sunscreen. The line is something like, so what if you don’t know what you want to do with your life the most interesting 40 year olds still don’t know what they want to be. I remember hearing that when I was trying to figure out just one path and was sure I would have it by the time I reached that age but nope I’ve been all over the map. Thanks again for the post it’s nice not feeling like a weirdo!

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    1. sometime in life…we don’t know our path, what we have to do…ya at firstly it always start with a hobby, that become passion, and becomes your profession…but don’t judge and compare !!! just you need to be happy for what you are doing with your life:) There is nothing to feel wierdo…!!!! Take care !!! you got a life!!! just make it special for yourself:) Firstly you have to be satisfied for what you are doing…Take care 🙂

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  2. When I came across Emilie Wapnick + her TED Talk there was a real “aha” moment for me ✨ Being a multi-potentialite can be both amazing and frustrating!

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