6 DEFINITE Signs You're An Ambivert (Half-Extrovert, Half-Introvert)

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 Signs You're An Ambivert

It's not always one or the other...

An introvert is someone who enjoys time alone and needs to recharge after big social gatherings. Introverts are often misunderstood and are deemed anti-social because of their tendency to abstain from social situations.

On the other hand, an extrovert is someone who loves going out, being surrounded by people and doesn't want to be alone. They are considered the life of the party and exhibit outgoing behaviors.

But what does it mean if you're neither? You might be an ambivert — a mix of both an introvert and an extrovert. Here's how to tell if you're an ambivert. 

1. You like crowds but not being the center of attention.

Parties are great, but when the spotlight is on you, you kind of shrivel up. Ambiverts are notorious for this

2. You tolerate small talk but love engaged conversations.

Introverts hate small talk; extroverts love it. You're somewhere in the middle. You can put up with it but you'd prefer not to. 

3. You can adjust your energy levels.

If you're at a rager of a party, you can rage. If you're in a calm setting, you can be calm. This is a skill neither the introvert or extrovert possesses. 

4. It's hard to assert yourself and your needs.

Ambiverts are people pleasers, making it hard for you to assert yourself and what your needs are. You tend to get trampled by others

5. You get people.

Introverts are inwardly focused. Extroverts tend to be wildly externally focused. You're a little of both. You pick up on finer details than most do and really, truly understand people. You're something of an empath

6. People call you both an introvert and an extrovert.

Many don't realize that there's a third optionL the ambivert. So they peg you, probably incorrectly, as being one or the other. Congratulations on finally figuring yourself out!


This article was originally published at Higher Perspective. Reprinted with permission from the author.


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