Not all introverts are the same.
No one is 100 percent introvert or extrovert. If you consider yourself an introvert, you probably have moments where you are too exhausted or worn out to be the life of the party; you just want to go home and curl up with a good book. If you’re an extrovert, you might be very active with your social media.
If you don’t occasionally stray into introverted or extroverted behavior but tend to fall between the introversion and extraversion spectrum, then you’re known as an ambivert. Ambiverts demonstrate behaviors and characteristics of both introverts and extroverts depending on the situation.
Some people may change as they grow up. Perhaps they were outgoing as a child but as an adult, they’re more introverted. Or, maybe the opposite is true where they were shy and insecure in their pre-teen and teen years but blossomed socially in college.
You probably have a good idea of what kind of personality you have and if you’re more comfortable in certain situations. We don’t really need a label but if knowing that you’re an introvert gives you comfort to decline that invitation to a party without guilt, or if you notice that you get unhappy when you’re not around people, then knowing your personality type is a good thing.
Sometimes you can surprise yourself. You might not feel like going to a networking event but you know it will be helpful for your brand; when you go, you make all kinds of connections with people and have a good time. And while it may not make you want to go out of your introvert comfort zone, it shows that it’s sometimes good to do so.
You're not much of an introvert but you do need some downtime by yourself every once in a while, especially when you first wake up in the morning. It's not that you're not a morning person — you get a lot done before lunch — it's more that you have a ritual that you go through, often involving coffee and letting it take effect.
You're constantly on the move, facing challenges, competing to be the best (at everything), and taking risks which require a lot of energy, so it's no surprise you need to recharge.
You're definitely an ambivert because you can be completely self-sufficient happy in your beautiful home, and then other times you like to be with your closest friends and family. You need to be alone and you need to be with people, it's as simple as that. You may try to come off as completely independent but it's not true; you have a lot of love to give and it's more than self-love.
There may be two sides to your personality but they're both fairly extroverted. The funny thing is, you tend to think of yourself as somewhat introverted because of your love of reading and new ideas. You get excited when you're connecting with people and communicating on a deep level.
Yes, you like some quiet time and you need to decompress, but when you get intellectually fired up, you want to share it with someone.
You are a careful introvert. There are times when you just want to be left alone to cry and tend your wounds. You're emotional, and when you get hurt, you retreat and it's hard for you to come out of your shell and trust again. It's not that you don't love people, you just care too much about them and find that you open up yourself for hurt.
Leos are well-known for being extroverted but underneath all that charm and dazzle is a bunch of insecurity. You need to feel supported and admired, and if you don't think you're getting what you need, you'll retreat for a while.
Since you're usually front and center, you know that people will notice and hopefully reach out and give you the praise you're looking for. In the end, you're a self-centered introvert.
You're a focused introvert. You're often not the life of the party as you can get on a know-it-all roll or become visibly awkward, so you may find it easier to concentrate on things you're fixing, solving, or creating.
You don't like it when people take you away from whatever you're researching or working on and you get impatient when trying to get another person up to speed. You do your best work alone.
You're a balanced introvert. You love entertaining and are the consummate host when you throw a party, but you can't be around people every minute of every day. You need your own space sometimes and you tend to distance yourself from others.
You know you can be aloof but you're convinced that once someone proves they're worthy of getting to know the real you, you'll let down your defenses... but you're still going to need some me time.
You're a fierce introvert. You won't back down from a fight but you try not to act hastily. If you think someone has done you wrong or lied, you'll quietly collect evidence, come up with a plan, and quietly wait until the perfect moment strikes.
You enjoy your own company and don't get lonely. It's not that you're a hermit, you're just careful about who you spend your time with as they have to measure up to the most amazing person you know: you.
It's not that you don't love or need people, it's that you prefer to travel alone. You want to do what you want to do, where you want to do, and you don't want to miss some experience because your travel companion doesn't want to do it. You're a wanderlust introvert and want no strings that will keep you from taking off at a moment's notice to go somewhere fascinating.
You're an oblivious introvert. It's not that you shy away from people, it's that you get so wrapped up in work or a special project that you simply forget there are other people around. You get fixated on whatever you're doing and tend to forget the people in your life, and sometimes you even forget yourself.
On the other hand, when you need to, you work great with people as you are a natural leader. It's all about the task at hand with you.
You're an emotional introvert. You don't like sharing your feelings with others, so when you're going through something emotionally, you tend to go off by yourself. You find people and all their quirks interesting and they tend to gravitate towards you and your acceptance of them. But if they have a meltdown or go off on a rant, you'll do anything to get away from them.
You're a creative introvert. People inspire you, usually so much so that you take whatever inspiration they get from you and you get lost in your own world. You do your own thing and are completely happy when you're by yourself either creating art or enjoying it. It's almost as if your favorite books, pieces of art, or music are your friends.