What exactly is a “split mentality!?”
It means you march to the beat of your own drum. You don’t particularly think the “norm” or linear path of life applies to you. Being forced into a life routine such as choosing only one career path to you is both absurd and ludicrous. You feel the systematic design of society around you is both stifling and claustrophobic. (School, more school, getting a house, getting married, kids, death) To you this is path is abnormal, despite how society around you has tried to influence you. You are someone who wants to break free from these clutches, be passionate, and do something great of your own design.
These may also sound familiar to you:
- You struggle with authority and societal norms
You disagree with family, peers and friends who try to force you to believe that there is one singular or common track for success that we all must follow.
- Your brain feels like it requires constant stimulation and challenge
Your day to day actions, jobs, and activities often do not satiate your need for challenge. You find yourself always looking into new interests. You require constant mental stimulation and when you don’t get it resort to alternative methods such as hobbies or gaming.
- You have no idea what you want to do with your life / haven’t found your true calling
You are told you must choose only one career and fear you will never find one. Making just once choice seems unfair because you fear singularity.
- Maintaining a job long-term is difficult for you
You can’t seem to hold a job for extended periods of time, but you love to learn and work
- You don’t complete projects and your battles are often uphill
Because you rarely see projects through to completion, you’re no stranger to starting from the beginning.
- You get bored easily
Typically you only see an interest through to the point where you’ve absorbed what you wanted to know and then you move on.
- You learn, adapt, improve and implement
You are quick to absorb and ready to move on to the next challenge. You are able to take all that you’ve just learned and immediately apply it to your next field of interest.
- You’re extremely passionate about the things you care about
You’re a fiery unstoppable force for short bursts of time. However, shortly after you lose interest and you quickly become bored.
- You struggle with activities that require routine
The thought of sitting in a cubicle for 40-80 hours per week your entire life bothers you to your core.
- You consider yourself a “jack of all trades”
You are someone who is adept in many fields of expertise yet a master of none.
- Life has a deeper meaning for you.
You seek more from both the world and yourself and have a constant desire to improve.
Does any of these sound like you? Then you are not alone!
You are not alone, and nothing about you is sub-par or incorrect. In fact, you are extraordinary. Your internal wiring is unique and different, and when tapped properly can yield amazing results.
What is a split mentalist, and how is it different?
A split mentalist is basically what I refer to as the superhero status of having a split mentality. You are someone who is already aware they have a split mentality. You are highly aware of your unique, non-specialized mind and have learned how to hone your talents for success, or are in the process of success. You are a subject matter expert. These subject matter experts also refer to themselves as: