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Are Multipotentialites a Particular Myers-Briggs/Astrological/Enneagram/etc. Type?

27 June 2016

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Are Multipotentialites a Particular Myers-Briggs/Astrological/Enneagram/etc. Type?

Full disclosure: I probably have a fever right now. It’s a beautiful summer day, here in Portland, Oregon, but I’ve come down with a cold. So Grendel and I are cozied up on the bed, and I’ve decided to write a blog post. I’m not sure that’s the best idea, but I’m in the mood. […]

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The Evolution of an Overarching Theme

7 June 2016

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The Evolution of an Overarching Theme

Many of us feel relieved when we first come across the term “multipotentialite.” We’re so excited to find out we’re not alone and that there’s nothing wrong with us. At this point, many of us keep digging, perhaps reading through several years’ worth of Puttylike articles. Eventually we come across the concept of an overarching theme. […]

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What if I Lose Interest?

14 March 2016

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What if I Lose Interest?

I was going to write about the difficulty of sticking to a task and seeing it through to the end, but I got bored, so here is a picture of a slightly squashed lemon instead: Luckily, this picture of a lemon has reminded me of something: it’s difficult to retain focus and motivation. Perhaps this […]

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What’s the Difference Between ADD and Multipotentiality?

21 December 2015

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What’s the Difference Between ADD and Multipotentiality?

“Oh, you’re just ADD!” How many times have you heard this before? Lots of people think multipotentiality is the same as or similar to ADD because both multipotentialites and people with ADD have trouble focusing on any one thing for an extended period of time, whether that’s a project, career, or hobby. But are ADD and […]

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The Multipotentialite Identity Crisis (Or What To Do When You’re NOT Interested in Something)

14 December 2015

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The Multipotentialite Identity Crisis (Or What To Do When You’re NOT Interested in Something)

Ever since I first came across Puttylike, I’ve loved that the fact that I’m interested in pretty much everything. Dog training? That could be cool! Growing vegetables? Definitely doing that one day. Coding and programming? On my would-like-to-learn list. I’ve also prided myself on the fact that I’ve been able to teach myself to do […]

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Have You Fallen Down a Rabbit-Hole, or Could This Be Your Creative Spiral?

17 November 2015

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Have You Fallen Down a Rabbit-Hole, or Could This Be Your Creative Spiral?

You did it, and whatever your “it” is, you find yourself feeling like you are falling or have fallen down the rabbit-hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Chances are, if you are here on Puttylike, your “it” is plural, and you’ve got multiple projects going. As a result of having so many interests, you might […]

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9 Ways in Which Cats Are like Multipotentialites

26 October 2015

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9 Ways in Which Cats Are like Multipotentialites

Sometimes being a multipod can feel lonely. In our everyday lives most of us are surrounded by specialists, and it can seem like we are moving through life on our own. But, as I was thinking this squirrel-like thought recently, my cat walked across my desk and suddenly I knew I was not alone, because cats are […]

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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

24 August 2015

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“I Like Doing Hard Things”

I once met someone, a multipotentialite, who had had an intimidatingly impressive career. He had worked as a spy at an organization that is known by its 3-letter acronym, which I was asked not to repeat. He had an MBA and built huge businesses, he scuba dived. He was the kind of person I didn’t […]

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