Posts Tagged with "validation"

What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

Monday, November 23, 2015

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What Does a “Real” Multipotentialite Look Like?

I’m going to present two competing narratives about multipotentialites and reality. And then we’re going to figure out why they’re both wrong. Narrative One: The “Real World” Won’t Let Us Be Ourselves. We’re Doomed! We Have To Get a Job Instead. One of my favourite things about the multipotentialite community is seeing the fascinating projects everyone […]

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Monday, September 28, 2015

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How to Escape the Comparison Trap as a Multipotentialite

Most people fall into the comparison trap from time to time but I’d wager that multipotentialites are more prone to doing so than most. And while we know that comparing ourselves to other people is bad for us, sometimes we need to remind ourselves exactly why comparison is toxic. First things first, it’s impossible to fairly compare ourselves to […]

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

Monday, August 4, 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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Are You Scared that You May Never Fulfill Your True Potential?

Monday, September 30, 2013

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Are You Scared that You May Never Fulfill Your True Potential?

Recently I wrote a post asking if there is a multipotentialite nemesis and one fear which seemed to strike a real chord, was being scared about never fulfilling our true potential. It’s the fear we’ll never manage to actualize the abilities we know we have inside, that we have so much to offer the world, […]

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The Hardest Question for a Multipotentialite to Answer

Monday, May 27, 2013

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The Hardest Question for a Multipotentialite to Answer

A few months ago I was at a Toastmasters meeting and I came up against my worst nightmare. There’s a portion of every meeting called Table Topics. The way Table Topics works is they give you a topic on the spot and you then stand up and give an impromptu 1-2 minute speech on that […]

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Why You “Lose” Your Personality when You’re Feeling Insecure (and How to Get it Back)

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Why You “Lose” Your Personality when You’re Feeling Insecure (and How to Get it Back)

In honour of American Thanksgiving this Thursday, and my recently renewed interest in confidence, I thought I’d merge the two topics and tell a story about Thanksgivings past. Five years ago, when I was twenty-two, I went to a Thanksgiving dinner at my then-boyfriend’s buddies’ place. (I could say these were my friends too, but […]

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Building Your Confidence from Scratch (a Personal Confession)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Building Your Confidence from Scratch (a Personal Confession)

Today’s post is a personal one. It’s something I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time. I’ve written before about my experiences with childhood bullying. It’s something that a lot of multipotentialites seem to have experienced (apparently when you do origami at recess and play violin in an orchestra, other kids think you’re weird…) […]

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

Monday, August 8, 2011

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How to Deal with the Jerks and Naysayers Who Think You’re Just “Indecisive”

The other day on Twitter, I was asked the following question: As a multipotentialite, how do you convince people that you’re not just indecisive? The short answer? You can’t. Sorry, I know that’s not the most encouraging answer… But when it comes down to it, you can’t control other people’s opinions of you. However, what […]

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