Oh, great, I get to brag. Lmao
My ACT scores where high in every field. I got that presidential certificate for my scores in math in the 10 grade. I am now currently writing. I’m also ridiculously musically talented and am a general crafter (such as hand-stitching). And I draw pretty decently. I also test out as a genius.
And I grew up with people who were competent in many fields, mostly family.
I haven’t met a field in which I didn’t have some natural ability.
I even manage to sound wise on occasion.
So, I see absolutely NOTHING that forces people to go in one camp or the other.
Now, writing something worth reading takes some emotional maturity and math takes ready recall of knowledge, which means I was better at math when young and am better at writing now. Nothing stays still.
And when you naturally favor one, you tend to stick with that one thing, nuturing it, making it better with time and effort.
What happens when you’ve got someone like me, is that when things come to you as natural as breathing, you flit through doing it like a diva, but the moment you have to WORK for something? You’re likely to go, “enh, good enough”.
It also means that even if you try, you’re still pulled so many directions that you don’t often get as good as someone who focuses on on their one or two talents.
This is where the myth of being good at one or the other comes in: you can only feed so many talents, and if you’re not feeding both, you’re not going to be both.
That’s the overwhelming majority of people.
It’s a much smaller portion of people who are myopically talented or who are incapable due to mental capacity.