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Jack of all trades, master of none?

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Do you identify with that phrase and why?

I do. I sometimes feel like I'm spread thinly over all my interests, but that I'm not as proficient in any of them as I think I should be. Is it an INTJ thing or just a Turquoise thing?

I know there is a thread where INTJ's discussed their obsessions and many mentioned being focussed on something for months and then switching to something else. This seems to be a type characteristic so I thought it would be interesting to know your experiences regarding my question.
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I call it being a generalist rather than a specialist, and, frankly, I prefer it that way.

As much fun as the current passion at any given moment may be, there's always something else around the corner and I'd really feel I'd be missing out if I wasn't free to pursue it. Even if this means I won't become a 'master', I'm usually still way above average, so that's okay. Furthermore, as I stated in another post, these passions seem to recur at intervals, so there's always the opportunity to widen and deepen my knowledge at a later point. This is how I have mastered my very first and oldest passion by now, and that experience too helps me be more relaxed about all the others :wink:
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