This is the state of having multiple exceptional skills, any of which could make for a great career.
While this can sound more like a blessing than a curse, having too many options can get in the way of deep investment and actualizing your brilliance. As a result, you may not fully understand how amazing you are.
You need to know all the things. You have a thirst for knowledge, and when you’re into something, you’ll stop at nothing to understand all there is to know about the topic. You voraciously blaze through books and projects, and your interests may change from month to month.
While your insatiable curiosity can be fun, it can also mean you have an unquenchable need for stimulation. This can feel like unfulfillment when you’re at a job or in a relationship that doesn’t quench your thirst.
You process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly than other people. You pick up on subtleties, like intonation and minor contradictions. You’re highly empathic and intuitive, and you notice things most people never would.
The flipside is that you’re often dismissed as too emotional or overlooked as too nice or introverted.
You have the highest of standards for nearly everything in your life. When you care about something, you have a laser-like attention to detail that ensures what you’re putting out is the best you can offer.
Perfectionism often leads to procrastination and avoidance. When we can’t have it perfect, we don’t do anything at all.
This is the epitome of your brilliance — perfectionism applied to one’s own self-actualization and your contribution to the world. It’s the drive to evolve and focus on your highest goals.
There’s no shadow to entelechy, though it does mean you’re not taking the easy path in life. You won’t settle for unfulfilling careers, empty relationships or any kind of stagnation.
“Sara really listened to me. She also had very intuitive and perceptive questions to ask me about how to look at my circumstances and find new ways of working the solution, instead of worrying about the problem.”
Rory Dowd | www.wakinggirl.com