For those who never identified as a full-blown extrovert (social) or introvert (non-social), there’s now a category you may be able to call your own. Meet the ambiverts—the introvert-extrovert hybrid.
Researchers say that more than half the population are ambiverts. You can tell you’re an ambivert if you find yourself somewhere in the middle of wanting an active social life and solitude. If you're not sure, take this quiz.
While it sounds like ambiverts enjoy the best of both personality worlds, it can be difficult for ambiverts to ‘know which side of their personality to lead with in a given situation,’ says researcher Adam Grant from the Wharton School of Business.
If you have difficulty determining what side of you would best suit an event, evaluate what you’ve been doing more of lately and then do the opposite (for example, if you’ve been heading straight home every night, take your friends up on the offer to grab happy hour at the end of the week).
For all you ambiverts, do you appreciate now having a category that describes your personality beyond ‘introvert’ or ‘extrovert’?