I’m Proud To Be An Ambivert

What does being an ambivert mean? Basically everytime I take a personality test for work or for fun, I tend to have an even split between introversion and extroversion.  Oh while we are on the subject of personality tests, here’s a great free Myers Briggs one here.

Okay and we’re back. Like most things in life, personality is a spectrum and for me what being an ambivert means  can change depending on the time of day, and sometimes what I had for lunch. It’s a wierd mass of neuroses and social tics that make me who I am.

  • In social situations I tend to be super focused to make sure I am being appropriate for my surroundings.  If I don’t I tend to break out a computing joke in the middle of a family gathering which causes a strange infestation of crickets.
  • I love to meet new people, as long as someone we both know is there to ensure no awkward silences. But if the new person mentions Sherlock or Doctor Who, it’s go time and I love them forever.
  • I am either silently nodding or enthusiastically leading the conversation, depending on my interest in the subject.
  • I find going out and talking to people exhausting, but tend to get lonely if they aren’t available to talk to.  Hence why I love the internet, all the social interaction I need without putting on pants.
  • I can easily adapt my personality according to the situation I’m in (work vs home vs family).  I  also tend to regard people who are the same person in every situation with awe. Like Cher Horowitz. Love her. Shut up I know she’s fictional.

I believe that being an ambivert is more common than most people think. In my experience we as humans usually don’t fit at the far ends of a spectrum. Are you introverted or extroverted? Confess in the comments or over at My Home Truths!

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16 comments

    1. I read somewhere that most bloggers are ambiverts because we are very open on the internet, but generally a bit more closed in face-to-face situations. It’s an interesting idea.

  1. “I find going out and talking to people exhausting, but tend to get lonely if they aren’t available to talk to. Hence why I love the internet, all the social interaction I need without putting on pants.” – Me in a nutshell!
    I believe i’ve gone from being a social butterfly in my teens early twenties to being an Ambivert in my mid-late twenties, and honestly..I friggen love it! :3
    Great post
    Sammy @ http://Www.bargainbaglady.com {xx}

  2. I must confess I hadn’t heard of the term ambivert before hosting this week’s confession – I love learning new things! I’ve always been on the extrovert end of the scale but I have moved towards ambiversion as I’ve gotten older. I do need some quiet time now to recharge – funny, I’ve only needed that since i’ve had 3 very noisy and demanding kids!!!

    1. Wow you are a stronger person than me! I always crack and say something wierd to break the silence. I like a companionable silence though. When you’re with someone and you’re both doing things and you know you could talk but choose not to. That’s more my thing.

  3. I’ll confess that I was not aware of the term ambivert until doing my post for this prompt but am pretty sure it describes me! Off to check it out more now!

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