“Raise your hand if you’ve ever been asked ‘ What do you want to be when you grow up?’” says career coach Emilie Wapnick in one of her TEDTalks. You can’t deny that this question has been asked by your titas, titos, lolos, and lolas dozens of times. Did you ever give a straight answer? Did you really become what you said you wanted to be?
There was a time when honing students’ multiple intelligence became a trend in the academic world. Everyone was required to try out different activities or subject matters from different categories: academic, creative, and kinesthetic. It was used as a strategy to help the student choose one that he/she is most interested in. But what if you can’t just choose one?
In this issue, we discover a new label for individuals who chose to take multiple paths all at once: the multipotentialite.
Some can see it as detrimental to one’s career because of not being able to focus, hone, and potentially master a single skill. Wapnick identifies three multipotentialite super powers: synthesis, rapid learning, and adaptability.