This is a great post by Paula Prober on Multipotentiality. I’ll be touching on this topic on my next blog post that will be published on Monday. I personally have struggled through this most of my adult life. Until this past month I didn’t even know there was a term for it. If it wasn’t for learning about what gifted is and personally identifying with it through traits and characteristics, I don’t know if I would have ever stumbled across this. I know this is a not an exclusive trait that only gifted people possess but many do. That is why I believe gifted advocacy is so important. The more we eliminate the misconceptions and bring knowledge to the forefront, more people will understand and unlock the doors in their own lives. I just wish I would have known about all of this much earlier in my life. Thank you Paula for a such a great post!
I am not a multipotentialite. But I’ve known many. Many. I’ve lived with one. Most of my counseling clients fit the bill. Several friends. I suspect that I’m not one so that I can better help all of you who are. If I were one, too, well, things could get messy.
For those of you who are new to the term, let me explain. In an earlier post, I described how you may be overwhelmed by your extraordinary curiosity. Not only that. You may, in fact, be as capable in the field of chemistry as you are in philosophy or as skilled in music as you are in literature. And you want to do it all. Depth and diversity are exciting, stimulating and necessary.
You’re afflicted with multipotentiality. Thus, you are a multipotentialite. (a term coined by Emilie Wapnick*, thanks Emilie)
You may be like my client. I’ll call…
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