Hello, everyone! My name is Q’Zion, and welcome to The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen! ♡
I already know that some of you may be looking at the title of this post and asking yourselves, “What is an ambivert?” Well you can wonder no longer; an ambivert is a person that has a personality that has the qualities of both an introvert and an extrovert. In other words, a person who is ambiverted is both an introvert and an extrovert mixed into one.
I’ve seen so many people write about “The Struggles of Being an Introvert,” which I can relate to considering that I’d still consider myself about 60% introverted. But I’ve never seen a post like that about being an ambivert. So I thought, why not write the first?
Here are a few of the unique parts–or as I like to call them, quirks–of being an ambivert. Let’s get going!
You’re talkative around certain people, but quiet around others.
This is a habit that I have noticed throughout the past few years. Around my close family and friends, I love to talk and make conversations. But when I’m around strangers or people who I don’t know as well, I tend to be quiet (sometimes even a little shy), but I talk more as I get to know them better.
You like making new friends, but too much socialization can be draining.
Whenever I get a chance to interact with people my age, I’m almost prone to take that opportunity. And I can spend quite a while in that environment feeling at ease. But after about three hours, I’m ready to say my goodbyes and have some quality alone time–which is most likely gaming or reading. In other words, I enjoy socializing, but only for so long.
Sometimes, you often find it difficult to choose whether to stay home or go out.
This is a biggie for me, especially since I’ve had this urge to go out more often, lately. Like on one hand, I love being in the comfort of my own home; home truly is where the heart is. But lately I’ve definitely been itching to do something–even if it’s just a stop at the grocery store or a drive around town. I used to be the type of person who’d do anything (but not literally anything) to stay at home. But now, it all depends on the day.
You like trying new things, but when it comes to life, you don’t like change.
Okay, okay. Let me explain. When it comes to things like baking (and taste-testing) a new recipe or trying a new hairstyle, I’m all for it. But I can also be really picky when it comes to the things that I’m used to or have already prepared for suddenly changing–such as new instructions on an assignment or a canceled appointment.
You think that the word “introvert” or “extrovert” don’t describe your personality.
Honestly, I think this was the main thing that convinced me to consider myself an ambivert in the first place. I have qualities of both introverts and extroverts, just as much as I relate to both. Calling myself one or the other is like only acknowledging one half of the qualities that make me, me.
You enjoy working solo and in groups.
What else can I say–it’s not only relatable, but also one of the most common qualities of most ambiverts. To be honest, whether or not I want to work independently or with friends all depends on the assignment and how I’m feeling that day. Sometimes, working alone can make a project more boring. And other times I want to be in control of every detail; I guess that’s just the perfectionist ingrained in me. But I will say that whether or not I’m working alone or with others, I am pretty good at adapting to either work environment.
Honestly, I think being ambiverted is really underrated. Seriously, though. When’s the last time you’ve heard someone say “I’m an ambivert?” But to be honest, I think that fact alone makes me and all the other amazing ambiverts out there that much more unique–and if you ask me, that’s a really good thing!
Many of you probably know that when I was younger, I considered myself an introvert. That was until I reached my teenage years. But what about you guys? Would you describe yourself as an introvert, extrovert, or an ambivert? Also, has your answer to that question changed over the years? Feel free share your responses in the comments!
Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! God bless you all, and I’ll catch you later! Peace in! ♡