You may have been asked, “are you an introvert or an extrovert?” But some of us don’t quite fit into either category, or we fit into the introvert/extrovert spectrum equally. There is a personality type that not many are aware of, and it may describe those who have both introverted and extroverted tendencies. Professor Adam Grant’s research shows that 2/3’s of the population belongs to this category.
Are You an Ambivert? If you Have Any of These 14 Signs, You Could be an Ambivert:
1. You can get easily lost in your own thoughts, but just as easily lose yourself in a lively conversation with others.
2. To some people, you seem unsociable and quiet, while others think you are highly sociable and outgoing.
3. When it comes to trusting others, at times you are skeptical, while at other times, you trust right away.
4. Your energy is not drained by being alone, but you don’t feel exhausted after heavy socializing. Or, maybe you feel equally drained by both.
5. Your friends can’t classify you as an introvert or an extrovert.
6. You feel emotionally in control at all times, in all situations.
7. You are completely comfortable having a conversation, and sharing your point of view with new people you’ve just met.
8. Others may find comfort sharing intimate details with you.
9. Sometimes you feel shy, and don’t feel like talking, and at other times, you feel confident and comfortable leading a conversation.
10. Your mood can change suddenly from feeling excited and outgoing, to feeling drained and wanting to stay home.
11. You can relate and adapt to nearly all groups of people.
12. Relationships can sometimes be difficult, because sometimes you really want to be around your friends and loved ones, and at other times, you just want to be by yourself. This can create doubt in a partner as to whether you are serious or not.
13. You can be playful, and yet deep, to the people you are close to.
14. You enjoy time with yourself, just as much as being with others.
Because the Ambivert personality doesn’t lean too far in either direction, they can have an easier time adjusting their approach to people based on various situations. This allows them to connect more easily and deeply with a wider variety of people. Thus, Ambiverts can have an advantage over pure introverts or extroverts.