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What Are You NOT Interested In?

24 October 2016

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What Are You NOT Interested In?

If you’re reading Puttylike, there’s a decent chance that whenever you’re asked “so, what are you into?” your default response is a kind of confused brain-crash while you search for an acceptable way to say “EVERYTHING!” To some degree, the question makes no sense. For each topic you could mention, you want to say, “But […]

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Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme

4 October 2016

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Ask Yourself This Question to Find Your Overarching Theme

As a keen Puttylike-reading multipotentialite, perhaps you’ve heard of the concept of the overarching theme (also known as your Why)– a central concept that links together all of your interests, however disparate they may seem on the surface. Sometimes the multipod life can feel a little random and unplanned. Discovering an overarching theme can reveal an […]

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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects

28 September 2016

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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects

Many (many) years ago, I decided to take up wood carving. I went to a local arts store, bought a bunch of tools and materials and things… and then promptly did absolutely nothing with them. Ever. The sole lasting legacy of this tiny episode is that whenever I remember it, I feel guilty forever, even though […]

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

15 August 2016

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Are You More of a Phoenix than an Octopus?

Some multipotentialites like having many active projects in their lives at any given time. They’re kind of like an octopus, and each of their eight arms is involved in a different project. One is playing the violin, one is building websites, one is obsessed with Brazilian jiu-jitsu… This is the multipotentialite that pops into most […]

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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite When… (Part 2)

18 July 2016

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You Know You’re a Multipotentialite When… (Part 2)

A couple of years ago, I started a discussion in the Puttytribe, asking the puttypeep to help me come up with a list of classic multipod behaviors and situations. What followed was a hilarious conversation that in turn led to a Puttylike blog post called You Know You’re a Multipotentialite when… Well, that Puttytribe discussion is still going; it’s one […]

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So I’m A Multipotentialite… What Now?!

11 July 2016

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So I’m A Multipotentialite… What Now?!

Congratulations! You’re a multipotentialite! At least, I expect you are, because you’re reading this article. Maybe you’re not sure. In that case, I’d like to remind you that there’s no barrier to entry. You don’t have to have a bizarre combination of jobs, you don’t have to speak multiple languages, you don’t have to do anything in […]

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What’s Your Multipotentialite Origin Story?

5 July 2016

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What’s Your Multipotentialite Origin Story?

SCENE: OUTDOORS A shadowy figure is unloading barrels from a truck. We see the words, “WARNING: WEIRD CHEMICALS” emblazoned on each barrel as it is placed into a deep hole. Finally, the shadowy figure fills the hole and drives away. The camera pans underground to reveal a leak in one barrel of WEIRD CHEMICALS. We follow the […]

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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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