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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

23 March 2015

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Why It’s Good To Be A Multipotentialite

Many of us found Puttylike after struggling for years with our multipotentiality, though back then we didn’t know that’s what it was called. We just knew that society wanted us to stick to one path but that, no matter how hard we tried, we could never quite do that. At first being a scanner seems […]

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How Leaks, Mold, and a Broken Refrigerator Can Help You Grow Your Confidence

16 February 2015

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How Leaks, Mold, and a Broken Refrigerator Can Help You Grow Your Confidence

I was talking to a friend several months ago about the vintage travel trailer I had just bought. “It sounds like that will provide you with plenty of DIY opportunities,” she replied enthusiastically. Indeed, one of the reasons I wanted to spend six months living in a trailer in the wilderness is that I wanted to […]

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Is “Multipotentialite” a Real Thing? Is it Really Okay to Be this Way?

19 January 2015

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Is “Multipotentialite” a Real Thing? Is it Really Okay to Be this Way?

Emilie, I found Puttylike today while searching the web for advice on how to settle down and focus on just one interest in life. I’ve struggled with this ‘problem’ for as long as I can remember– having varied, multiple interest and goals and cycling through them on a regular basis. It’s has caused me much anguish […]

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“Mike the Musician” or The Dangers of Doing Only One Thing

1 December 2014

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“Mike the Musician” or The Dangers of Doing Only One Thing

Note from Emilie: This is a guest post by Mike Pumphrey. I have a confession to make. I’m not a multipotentialite. At least not by nature. Instead, I’ve trained myself to be one. Is such a thing possible? Can you learn to be a scanner if your natural temperament leads you to do one thing […]

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Help! It Feels like Everyone Else is more “Together” than Me

27 October 2014

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Help! It Feels like Everyone Else is more “Together” than Me

Sometimes we find ourselves re-evaluating our lives, our work, and even our legacies. Often we do this when we’re feeling particularly vulnerable or uncertain about the future. We also do it when we reach milestones in our lives, for example when we turn twenty, thirty, and forty. We do it one year after graduating from […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Friends and Family Members who Disapprove of Your Multipotentiality

4 August 2014

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The Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Friends and Family Members who Disapprove of Your Multipotentiality

Every multipotentialite knows how it feels to share a new interest or endeavor with someone and receive a blank stare or a look of disapproval. You’re studying to become a physiotherapist? But I thought you were happy working at that tech company? That seemed like a good career… You’re in an art program. Why would […]

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Socializing as an Introvert

21 July 2014

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Socializing as an Introvert

My mom likes to tell this story about me as a child. I don’t much remember the day in question, but I have no doubt that it happened, as it is a perfect representation of an aspect of my character that I know well. I was five years old. My mother and I were at […]

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

28 April 2014

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Do You Feel Like A Fake?

If you’ve ever had a crisis of confidence, a fear that one day someone will spot that you’re not “an expert,” then you’ve surely experienced imposter syndrome. I’ve always loved the advice, however hard it may be to put into practice, that you should never compare your insides with everybody else’s outsides. How we present […]

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