So many times the conversation comes up on whether I am an introvert or extrovert, I identify with both.
Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.
Being an ambivert means:
1. I’m not uncomfortable at social events but I’ll get tired and need alone time to recharge.
2. I’m more comfortable meeting new people and experiencing new places with my friends there.
3. I will adjust my energy level to accommodate my company.
4. I can work in a group but I also like to complete some tasks individually.
5. Some people think I’m really outgoing and sociable but others know me as quiet and keeping to myself.
6. I can survive in crowded places but I don’t prefer them and I’ll usually find a quiet corner or stick close to just a few people.
7. It takes practice to learn to be assertive and stand up for myself.
8. I can be really trusting at times and other times skeptical.
9. I can drift away in my own thoughts just as easily as I can be drawn into an intense conversation.
10. I tend to carry myself differently in a professional office than I do outside of the office with my friends and family.
11. I like to be the center of attention once in a while but not too often.
12. I can usually determine people’s motivators quickly.
My ambivert personality allows me to enjoy a varied lifestyle and helps me be adaptable to many environments and thrive in many situations. But being an ambivert has also taught me that keeping balance in my life is very important and is key to my comfort, my happiness, and success.