A Scanner – a term coined by Barbara Sher, author of Refuse to Choose – describes a personality of somebody who is:
Creative and multi-talented, multi-passionate / multi-potential, renaissance people ~ polymaths ~ Leonardo Da Vinci-like mentalists ~ suffer from Shiny Object Syndrome ~ Squirrel! ~ Easily distracted… by new opportunities and experiences (for a minute, a month or some years) ~ Jacks of all trades and masters of none ~ Often with a never ending bucket lists ~ Creators of checklists (mental or in books/journals) ~ often very Change Happy.
Ever feel that you want to do so many things but don’t know how or when you’re going to be able to do it all? Have you had more jobs and interests than the average bear? Does your CV look like it could belong to 10 different people? Has the longest you’ve lasted in the one job often never exceeded 2-3 years? Do you know a little about a lot of things that could seem to others as unrelated, unfocused or possibly even a waste of time?
There’s nothing wrong with you. You could just be a scanner. Like us!
Review of Refuse to Choose the book.