I am an Ambivert

Growing up, I was shy. That might be an understatement. I know I have mentioned this before… I would hide from people, refuse to talk to people… For years I have been taking those tests that give you results like ENFJ or ISTP. I was always an I (introvert) For sure.

cartoon JenI took another test a few months ago and it said I was an E (extrovert).  Whaa? I took a different test, same thing. I took one more test and that gave me the I result again.

In my dance with Google this morning, I found out what I am! I am an Ambivert. And very precisely so! I am smack dab in the middle of the E and the I. Why do I almost feel like belting out a quick round of Old MacDonald…huh. Anyway…this explains a lot!

I love talking to people now…but after a while, I definitely get to a done point.

Here is something I found on Lonerwolf.com about what an Ambivert is..

As a fairly equanimous person, you display both introverted and extroverted characteristics.  While on some days you like being surrounded by many people, on others you prefer to relax on your own and take some time out.  As such, you can easily relate to both extremes on the personality spectrum, and have an easier time delving in and out of the internal and external worlds.  This may lead to feelings of confusion as many times you feel like a “walking contradiction”, feeling one thing one moment, and another thing the next.  Your friendship circle tends to consist of 3, 4, or 5 people.  To summarize, these are some of your defining characteristics:

  • Equanimous
  • Enjoys socializing, but also being alone at times.
  • Behavioural decisions usually rely on “how one feels”, or the context of the situation.
  • Usually has a small group of friends.
  • Flexible.
  • Changeable.
  • Ability to appreciate both inner and outer worlds.
  • Easygoing.

 Famous Ambiverts:  George Carlin, John Lennon, Celine Dion, Rowan Atkinson, Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Julian Assange, Richard Dawkins, Princess Diana, Johnny Depp, William Shakespeare, Jesus of Nazareth, Leonardo DiCaprio, Stephen Spielberg.

Famous Fictional Ambiverts:  House, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Patrick Jane (The Mentalist), Gandalf, Superman, Alice in Wonderland, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Sherlock Holmes, Bruce Wayne (Batman), Emily Thorne (Revenge).

So…do you know where you fall in the whole personality trait thing? 🙂 Extrovert? Introvert? Or an Ambivert like I am?


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3 Responses to I am an Ambivert

  1. mom says:

    I’m right there with you but more on cusp between intro and ambi. Party is tonite, yea I am so excited!

  2. Dara says:

    interesting! I’ve been thinking of a post about being an introvert, to be written soon. btw I got the packages, thank you so much! I’m planning to post on those next week!

    • Jennifer says:

      Seems that a lot of people I know are introverted…I wonder if it is like a magnet. I don’t know how it all works. Opposites attract? I don’t know! My husband is surely introverted…hmm.

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