Not too loud, not too shy: How to be a perfect ambivert


There are people who like to be in the limelight during any party; someone who enters a group and suddenly brings a new energy to the gathering. They are the extroverts!

Then there are people who like to sit in a corner, peacefully sip their cocktail and observe. They like to be alone and spend time with themselves. This does not mean they are sulking. They are just introverts.

In the end, there is a third kind. The kind which probably most of us are. The kind which are a mix of both. The kind which are sometimes more of an extrovert and sometimes an introvert.

Do you love to dance all night at a party on some day and on another find the idea exhausting and annoying? Do you sometimes prefer reading your favourite book for hours and hate being left alone at other times?

Bingo! You are an ambivert my friend. Now, don’t start thinking about measuring it. Because you cannot! Yes, it is true that not all extroverts are found partying all the time and not all introverts are anti-social. Everyone likes to play the opposite occasionally. But for an ambivert, these occasions arrive frequently.

So, do you get what i am talking about?

This brings us to the next part of this article. Am I crazy for being an ambivert? Well, certainly not! In fact, it is a great news. Being an ambivert means you have the qualities of both extroverts and introverts. You are special my friend!

While you can be life of a party, you can also be a great listener and thinker. You can be extremely blunt and equally thoughtful. It also means that you can find comfort in most of the situations unlike others. Although, you just need to channel your energy and train your mind to reach that stage.

And there is another advantage – ambiverts can be great task-masters. They can work alone as well as in teams. So basically, they can be amazing all-rounders in workplaces. And what is the most important trait you need? In my opinion, it is the ability to be comfortable around people with different personalities.

Being an ambivert, you can have a number of things to discuss with both the extroverts and introverts. You can build relationships. You might even have a better chance at impressing a girl or a boy (maybe). And with the ambiverts, you can just share the mutual admiration. Not bad?

While it may seem like an ambivert has got it all figured out by having the best of both worlds, it isn’t necessarily true. An ambivert might start feeling too lonely and detached in a social gathering, or start spending too much time alone. On the other hand, they could exhaust all their energy with too much partying and socializing.

Both these instances could be counter-productive. As with anything in life, it’s all about the balance. While you embrace your ambivert personality, remember to adapt to different situations and keep an open mind. Chances are, you will adapt quickly and start enjoying the situation too.

So, do you think you are an ambivert too? Does it help you? Share your thoughts with us by commenting below.

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