Many people have varying degrees of introversion or extroversion. For example, a slightly introverted person can tolerate being in large groups of people, although not in large groups of excited bride-to-be’s named Britany. A mildly extroverted person doesn’t mind taking a solitary walk in the woods with his dog, as long as he can talk the canine’s ear off.
An ambivert is someone who has the qualities of both introverts and extroverts. They essentially can go both ways. Some enjoy being the center of attention at parties but also appreciate a quiet evening alone in the back of their closet.
The following chart can help you decide if you are an ambivert or just ambi-curious.
|You are an ambivert if:||You are ambi-curious if:|
|You enjoy socializing with large groups, but also like spending time with smaller groups of large people.||You enjoy spending time alone while engaging in lively conversation with your living room furniture.|
|You like talking to optometrists but can’t make eye contact with examination charts.||Your contact lenses give the impression one of your eyes is looking for the nearest exit.|
|You can adjust your personality based on the company you are with – as long as the company isn’t trying to sell you a first class ticket on the Jupiter Shuttle.||You can only adjust your personality by sticking your finger in a light socket.|
|Some people describe you as quiet, and others say you’re very sociable.||One of your personalities is not being honest with you.|
|You can be the life of the party until too much small talk causes you to gasp for oxygen.||Your jaw locks while attempting to break out in song.|
|You enjoy group sex but are too nervous to remember everyone’s names.||You go to orgies but spend the night standing by the condom buffet.|
|You keep asking yourself, “Why am I so quiet?”||You keep telling yourself, “Stop asking me why I’m so quiet!”|