One thing that separates the great innovators from everyone else is that they seem to know a lot about a wide variety of topics. They are expert generalists. Their wide knowledge base supports their creativity.

As it turns out, there are two personality traits that are key for expert generalists: Openness to Experience and Need for Cognition.


I'm tired of being asked "What are you?"

This says it all. Uniquely being able to APPLY knowledge from a wide variety of perspectives is something that I am able to do, but that most people can't get a grasp on.

Are you an expert generalist?

Picasso, Kepler, and the Benefits of Being an Expert Generalist