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Are You A Multipotentialite? A TED Talk On Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling

Are you stuck wondering what your path in life should be? You might be good at many different things but may not want to choose a certain career path because you know that you are equally good at things that have nothing to do with said career track.

It turns out that you may be what TED speaker, Emilie Wapnick, has dubbed a “multipotentialite” or someone who is equally good at multiple things. In the past these people were known as “renaissance men/women” and having this quality was seen as ideal. Examples of great multipotentialites include Paul Robeson, Benjamin Franklin, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Check out this TED Talk that Wapnick gave on what multipotentialites are, what they should do in life and why you should be careful about asking a child “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Share on social media if you believe you are a multipotentialite.