Category: About Scanners

A Scanner’s Guilty Pleasures – Part 2

This is the fun part, because the main inspiration for me to write these guilty pleasure posts was finding three delightful YouTube videos of Stephen Fry talking about his various “guilty pleasures”. Stephen is best known as an English media…

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A Scanner’s Guilty Pleasures – Part 1

Two of my Scanner friends have guiltily admitted, via Twitter, to liking football (shhhh!). They weren’t being entirely serious, but it stuck in my mind because it’s not the first time I’ve come across the idea that people with multiple…

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Articles About the Scanner Personality

Here’s a selection of articles from various sources that discuss the Scanner personality type, also known as a polymath or renaissance soul. Whichever label is used,  they are all talking about people who have too many interests to be satisfied…

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The Dublin Jack of All Trades

I wonder if any of you Scanners have had as many different jobs as the man in this song? It’s performed by Irish folk band The Dubliners and the singer is Sean Cannon Here are the words so you can…

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Scanner Forums

Refuse to Choose: The Forum for Scanners “What should you do when you want to do everything? If you’re fascinated by everything, and you’ve been called dabbler, dilettante, undisciplined, indecisive etc., this forum is for you.” This Scanners’  forum is…

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Too Many Aptitudes

Once upon a time I took an aptitude test. It was part of a course for unemployed people. I was hoping it would give me some pointers to what I really should be doing with my life, and how I…

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Are You A Scanner?

Many people cry with relief when they read Refuse to Choose for the first time. (It’s Barbara Sher’s book about the kind of people she calls Scanners.) I know that because they come onto her bulletin boards and say so,…

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Scanners Want Too Many Things

Scanners want to taste everything. They love to learn about the structure of a flower, and they love to learn about the theory of music. And the adventures of travel. And the tangle of politics. To scanners the universe is…

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