You’re Not All Over The Place; You’re Just Multi-Passionate

Multi-passionate creative entrepreneurs are frequently advised to focus on one subject and stick with it. However, as multi-passionate people are well aware, there is no practical method to do so. At least, it isn’t without feeling as if you’re missing out on a large part of your personality and many of your ambitions and desires. If the need to pick wasn’t frustrating enough, something else is just as bad. That’s the guilt you’ve built up from not following through or concluding what you initiated.

As multi-passionate creatives, we’re trapped in an educational system that doesn’t allow us to express ourselves and forces us to put our considerable interests on hold. On the exterior, we follow orders, but on the inside, we rebel against a system that isn’t suited for us by refusing to stick to an expected decision. Our inner revolt leaves a trail of incomplete tasks on the shelves, which may not be visible at first.

Being multi-passionate is simply a personality trait, similar to being an introvert or an extrovert. In order to be happy, you must be conscious of it and accept it as an element of who you are.

Multi-passionate persons have a variety of personality qualities that distinguish them. Particularly where it comes to the passion aspect, where the multi-passionate person’s attention and distraction may often form a cycle of several stages; here are the stages involved:

  1. Beginning a cycle: You’ve just discovered a new passion and are at the start of a cycle. You’re intrigued, so you start researching, learning, and enjoying the process of gaining new knowledge.
  2. Digging Deeper: You delve deeper into the issue and better understand it. You might even become infatuated with it. This new subject is all you can think about, and you want to learn everything you can about it.
  3. Telling People: You’ve begun to tell others about it. You’ve accumulated enough information and want to share your love and enthusiasm with the rest of the world. You’re talking about it a lot, whatever it is.
  4. Formalizing knowledge: You wish to formalize and pass on this expertise. You have a strong desire to share the information with others, so you start a process of putting something in place to formalize the way you distribute information about your new passion.
  5. People desire what you have: you’ve captivated them – but you’re losing interest in it. You haven’t reached the pinnacle of your learning curve. You’re just getting started or halfway through sharing your knowledge. But then something else appears in your path, and you realize it’s time to move on. 

Although the overall process is usually excellent, the final step is frequently accompanied by shame and bad feelings. As a result, initiatives are left undone or interests shift, and projects are postponed.

It is often said that you must finish what you start, and in essence, it is essential. But the message for a multi-passionate is that you operate on a different scale so that you can do things differently. They may call it flakiness, but no one could do flaky so creatively. Remember, you could always go back to the original idea anyway.Jateya Jones is one of the multi-passionates you can share notes with. According to her, being multi-passionate is a superpower!