I came across a new term this week called a mulitpotentialite. So what is a multipontialite? Here’s the definition I found. A multipontentialite is a person who has many interest, and creative pursuits in life. Mulitpontentialites don’t have “one true calling” the way specialists do.
Another meaning I found on Wikipedia is; an educational and psychological term referring to the ability, and preference of a person, particularly one of strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, to excel in two or more different fields.
I believe the reason a multipotentialite (like myself) dives into many areas of interest is because we are wanting to find our purpose. We know, and believe deep down, that just because we aren’t dead set on one field of specialty, doesn’t mean we don’t have a purpose. Mulitpontentialites love many things, and will use all of our different areas of interest in finding our true passions.
There is an old saying “Jack of all trades, master of none”. That saying is partially true when it comes mulitpotentialites, except for the fact that we will master some of them. For example, I tried painting. I love it, but I’m horrible at it. I can’t paint a damn thing. I can sling colors on the canvas, and hope for the best, but that’s about it. I dabbled in it to see if I was good at it. I learned that I’m not a painter, so I moved on. I need hands experience to see if I like something, and that’s ok.
I’ve tried a lot of things in my life. I’m trying to find my purpose. I love writing, and I’m trying to get better at it. I want writing to be a part of my life’s purpose. I have a passion for it. I also have a passion to see the world, and all its many cultures. I have many passions, and I believe all my great passions are my calling. I know by following my interest I will find my destiny.
Mulitpotentialites are curious people. I know I’m a very curious person, I know a few people who are just as curious about everything as I am. Walt Whitman stated that, “You must always be curious”. A multipotentialite’s curiosity keeps them finding stimulating things to do.
I use to think I was an outcast, and that I didn’t have a purpose. I knew there was, and is more to life. It takes me longer to find what I’m passionate about, because it’s not just one thing. I use to envy the people who are able to find their calling at young ages. I thought I was weird, and that I didn’t fit in. My family used to call me a professional college student, because I was in college for so long, and I couldn’t find a major I liked. I got bored quickly with just one thing.
The fact is that mulitpotentialites aren’t weird, and we do have a purpose. We have many purposes, and we will use all of them on our life path. Our futures’ are as bright as everyone who found their calling at a young age. It’s ok to be different, and it’s ok to be curious, because it’s our destiny.