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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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When NOT to Quit

17 August 2015

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When NOT to Quit

The first year of law school was exciting. It was challenging, interesting, and dramatic. However, by the time my third year rolled around, I was losing interest in law. The dull, corporate classes were making me want to chop my fingers off. It was also becoming clear to me that I didn’t want to pursue […]

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How To Stop Feeling Guilty about New Interests

6 July 2015

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How To Stop Feeling Guilty about New Interests

Being a multipotentialite is great, but even if you recognize the benefits that come with being interested in many things, you’re probably only too familiar with the negative emotions that come with not being able to stick to one thing. There you are, bumbling along, excited about the project you’re working on, and then WHAM! […]

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“Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike?”

15 June 2015

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“Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike?”

Is there a danger in being invested in a project run by a multipotentialite? Possibly. After all, you never know when they might change directions. Today, I’m going to address the elephant in the room. I was recently asked the following question: “Hey Emilie, what happens if you lose interest in Puttylike one day? Are you going […]

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