The next big thing: Ambivert – What is that and how to deal with them?https://www.knowmad.pt/wp-content/themes/anemos/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Hugo Gonçalves Hugo Gonçalves https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5c5e15c4518ab2102a408032f46515f0?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Ambivert: Someone who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion.
I’m an Ambivert! 🙂
Ambiverts are those who display neither strong introversion nor extroversion features but are more rounded, with the ability to flexibly change their external traits depending on the situation at hand. The concept of ambiversion is underpinned by the theory that introversion/extroversion can be ranked on a single, continuous spectrum, rather than that everyone is either an introvert or an extrovert. Ambiverts are those who sit roughly in the middle of the spectrum, and are moderately comfortable in large social situations but also require time alone.
Ambiverts can be very confusing to others. We can be gregarious one moment, meditative the next. We get a charge from being with people and working on a team…until we don’t. For me, this really resonated. I can lead a day-long workshop with passion and deep empathy. After, you can find me in a fetal position in my car, recharging my batteries.
Let people know about your style: that your behavior fluctuations are not about them, just about you needing to manage energy. Be realistic about your needs. When you need to recharge, don’t feel guilty stepping away. You’ll be more useful and nice to be around when you return.
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