You may have already determined that you’re an introvert or extrovert, but the truth of the matter is that most of us exhibit traits of both. That would make most people ambiverts.
Over the years, the words introvert and extrovert have been thrown around to describe different types of people. However, what happens when you don’t fit into either mould?
Ambiverts, the misfits in this equation, often find themselves facing a conundrum when trying to classify themselves. These are the people who appear to be the center of the crowd but also loners.
This is because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy is an extremely outdated classification of personality traits. Modern psychology believes that personality traits exist along a continuum.
This means that most people are neither introverts nor extroverts. Instead, we fall somewhere in the middle between the two. A happy medium perhaps.
One’s personality is determined by preferences and tendencies. Furthermore, personality traits develope at a young age but only become fixed in early adulthood.
Adam Grant at Wharton found that two-thirds of people cannot cconcretely identify as introverts or extroverts. Instead they are ambiverts who portray both introverted and extroverted traits. Bake a cake to find where exactly you fall.