Are you an ambivert? meaning, characteristics, benefits, and more

Based on your responses, you’re an ambivert. That means you fall smaông chồng in the middle of the introvert-extrovert spectrum. In many ways, ambiverts have sầu the best of both worlds, able to lớn tap into lớn the strengths of both introverts và extroverts as needed. See below for information on introverts and extroverts; you’ll likely see part of yourself in both.

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Given the choice, introverts will devote their social energy to a small group of people they care about most, preferring a glass of wine with a cđại bại frikết thúc khổng lồ a tiệc ngọt full of strangers. Introverts think before they speak, have a more deliberate approach lớn risk, and enjoy solitude. They feel energized when focusing deeply on a subject or activity that really interests them. When they’re in overly stimulating environments (too loud, too crowded, etc.), they tover khổng lồ feel overwhelmed. They seek out environments of peace, sanctuary, and beauty; they have an active sầu inner life & are at their best when they tap into lớn its riches.


Extroverts relish social life & are energized by interacting with friends and strangers alike. They’re typically assertive, go-getting, and able to seize the day. Extroverts are great at thinking on their feet; they’re relatively comfortable with conflict. Given the choice, extroverts usually prefer more stimulating environments that give them frequent opportunities to see and speak with others. When they’re in quiet environments, they’re prone khổng lồ feeling bored và restless. They are actively engaged in the world around them and at their best when tapping into lớn its energy.


Why does it matter?

It matters because introversion và extroversion lie at the heart of human nature. One scientist refers khổng lồ them as “the north & south of temperament.”  When you make life choices that are congruent with your temperament—& allow others lớn bởi the same—you unleash vast stores of energy. 

Conversely, when you spkết thúc too much time battling your own nature, the opposite happens: you deplete yourself. 

Is it really that simple?

No one’s personality can be completely described in 10 questions—we’re all gloriously complex beings. But the kiểm tra does provide an accurate indicator of where you fall on the introvert/extrovert spectrum.

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This test is actually a distillation of a more comprehensive assessment. The Quiet Leadership Institute, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Scott Barry Kaufman, developed the assessment through months of rigorous testing and analysis. From this retìm kiếm, we determined that introversion & extroversion can best be explained through the facets of stimulation and deliberation. Stimulation measures your preference for environments that are either calm or exciting. Deliberation measures your preference for deliberation vs. action.

 I love sầu the new model of introversion as stimulation & deliberation. It has quickly become my favorite way of thinking about this important personality trait—and it beautifully captures what has resonated with so many readers of Quiet.

Adam Grant, Wharton professor and Thủ đô New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take