Introverts are quiet and isolated geniuses. They consider their minds as the perfect shelter that helps them silence and sometimes shut down all the unnecessary drama from their surroundings.
On the other hand, extroverts are considered the “the life of the party”. They are out-going, naturally charismatic, eager to socialize and simply be noticed.
On the spectrum of introversion, extroverts have the starting point, and introverts have the ending point. And naturally, we’re classified in those two groups.
But, what if we could reach the middle? What if there are people who are neither extroverts nor introverts?
If this is the case with you, but you simply cannot explain this fact to yourself, here’s something that would pique your interest. You are an ambivert.
I’m guessing that you don’t have a clue what am I talking about and that is why I suggest you continue reading and find out if you’re one:
1. AMBIVERTS HAVE INTROVERTED AND EXTROVERTED TRAITS
I know, it’s weird. But, as it is confusing to you, it is also confusing to them. Even though they have plenty of friends that are all about socializing, parties and meeting people, ambiverts enjoy their private time as much as they enjoy hanging out with their clique.
The thing is, they sometimes draw energy from being around people, but sometimes, the only way they can recharge is by being alone with their own thoughts.
2. THEY ARE ABLE TO RELATE TO EVERYONE
Well, it is only logical that an ambivert person would get along quite nicely with both introverts and extroverts. The thing about them is the fact that they’re more open-minded than any other human being.
But, sadly, considering that we’re all a part of one judgmental society, they don’t receive the same understanding back.
3. THEIR ACTIVITY LEVELS SHIFT CONSTANTLY
Because of their two contradicting identities merged into one personality, ambivert people experience problems maintaining normal activity levels.
There are weeks when they’re so busy that they don’t even have time to relax, but there are also periods when all they need is their quiet room, their fave band on their surround system and a fresh, new book on their bed.
4. THEY ARE OFTEN CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT
Their constantly shifting activity levels are also affecting them in a way that makes them pretty confused about what they want. One day it can be loud music, and a bottle of rum, the next day might be silence and meditation. They never fully understand what their heart needs.
5. RELATIONSHIPS ARE QUITE DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING FOR THEM
It can be quite the challenge to adapt to two different sides of one personality, especially when it comes to relationships. Ambiverts tend to switch between wanting nothing more than being left alone, to craving a passionate and romantic relationship with someone who understands their peculiarity.
6. SMALL TALK IS NOT THEIR THING
I assume you already know this fact. Extrovert may engage in meaningless talk just for the sake of it, but introverts hate making small talk.
As for ambiverts, when it comes to small talk, it seems that the introvert side of their personality prevails. They would never waste time on pointless discussions about the weather. They carefully pick their social interactions.
7. THEY’RE HAPPY WHEN THEY’RE SOCIALIZING WITH NEW PEOPLE
It may sound incomprehensible, considering the fact that they hate small talk and don’t really know how to maintain a steady relationship, but that’s who ambiverts are. They cannot be understood easily.
They are happy to meet new people, as long their best buds are here to take the pressure off and help everything go along nicely.
8. STILL, THEY DON’T TALK MUCH UNLESS IT’S SOMETHING THEY’RE INTERESTED IN
As I said, ambiverts don’t appreciate being cornered up with small talk. They’d do anything to avoid talking about things that don’t appeal to them in any way.
But, if you somehow manage to pique their interest with a certain thought-provoking topic, believe me, once they are on fire, you won’t be able to stop them.