We all know what introverts and extroverts are but what if you lie somewhere in between? My whole life, I’ve never identified myself as either an introvert or an extrovert. I’ve seen so many articles recently about ambiverts so I am in no way claiming that this research is my own but I would like to share what I came across because I am sure there is more out there like me or ‘us’.
Let me begin by describing what an ambivert is according to these articles that I have read. The simplest way to explain it is someone that is able to balance both introvert and extrovert features in their personality but for me, I feel that I am actually an introvert that is able to socialise like an extrovert. I know this because I sometimes get anxiety before- hand if I know that I am going to be surrounded by groups of people but once I am in the situation, I can’t help but end up being the life of the party and when I get home, I feel physically drained and wonder if people genuinely enjoyed my company. When I am caught off guard, like either meeting one of you guys or asked to give a speech without having been prepared, I get so very shy because I haven’t mentally prepared myself for it.
Here are some facts about ambiverts that I can relate to and maybe you can too. If you can then you might be one too
- I am more comfortable meeting new people when I am with one of my friends because it provides safe harbour.
- I find that being an ambivert, I am able to connect with more people be it introverts and extroverts because my personality doesn’t lean towards one direction.
- I don’t like small talk. I feel that it can be a bit insincere so I would rather avoid it. This is why when I meet you guys, I always ask how you are, how old you are and so on because I really do want to know.
- I love my own company. I honestly can spend an entire weekend all by myself and be 100% content.
- FOMO rarely exists.
- I mostly don’t think before I speak and can hurt feelings without even knowing it
- I am so intuitive. I often judge the outcome of a situation so that I can be super prepared before-hand.
- I love asking for help but hardly like to be corrected.
- Although it may not seem like it, I am always observing my surroundings.
- I love attention but hate being the centre of it.
- I always get an awkward anxiety before initiating conversation but once I am in it, I can go on and on.
Please let me know if you can relate to any of these points, I would love to know!
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