Are You Extrovert, Introvert or Ambivert?

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All my life I have considered myself to be introverted, which is cool, I like being an introvert. However I was somewhat baffled.  Whilst I don't like to be the centre of attention I still like people to know I am out there, if that makes sense.

I love writing, which is very much a solitary thing, I love networking with people via email and skype but don't tend to like it in person, I love reading, I love spending a full day in a bookshop, just browsing the books, having a coffee and reading for the full day.  All the things I love, I love doing alone, except when it's family time.  However I also like it when I've done some great work and get the recognition for it, and I feel very comfortable talking to strangers, and I like my name to be know but not necessarily in person.

This all kind of baffled me until I came across the personality type: Ambivert

I came across this in a Dan Pink book 'To Sell is Human'.

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The life of an ambivert is a mixture between an introvert and an extravert, which we hear about almost every other day, but not a lot of people have really written about being an ambivert.

Whilst I enjoy the company of others I don't like it for too long and like to retreat back into the comfort of my own home.  I also loved the idea of travelling and meeting new people but when I actually went out and travelled I found it just wasn't for me and again retreated back to my own home.  Before I got married and had a family I used to love spending time in my flat just chilling out and reading and then other times I would crave a social setting, and that would last for a few weeks, so it seemed I had some extravert traits and some introvert traits, but more leaning toward introvert.

In an article I read recently it seems that being an ambivert can be the best type of personality when it comes to being in sales as these traits has a mixture of both the introvert and the extravert.

So I have made up this quick fun quiz for you to find out your personality type: Introvert, Extravert or Ambivert

Take The Quiz To Find Out if You Are an Extrovert, Introvert or Ambivert

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.