If you thought there are two types of social people in this world, you are wrong. Apart from the introvert and extrovert category, there exists a category called Ambiverts, the type of people who are a little bit of both worlds. They show characteristics of both introverts and extroverts, and living in this world is a lot difficult for them. When you’re an introvert, you know what you want. You want to stay alone and chill by yourself. When you’re an extrovert, you want to chill around people. But when you are both introvert and extrovert, you go through the following things –
The constant battle within yourself where you are stuck between two minds is the dilemma you face everytime someone makes a plan. Often, you end up not going because you can’t decide if you really want to go or not. This dilemma has become your life as rarely you’re clear about what you want. However, you’ve made your peace with it, and now it’s just something you decide spontaneously.
2. Topic of interest
When you are both introvert and extrovert, you have clear topics where your behavioural pattern is visible. About some things, you are introverted. You don’t like discussing it too much. So whenever any topic that brings out the introverted side of you is discussed, you go back into your shell, not discussing it out loud. To an ambivert, the topic of interest matters.
3. Unknown switch
Sometimes, it’s not even about the topic. It’s just about what your state of mind is like. Sometimes, you don’t want to talk to anyone. All you want to do is stay at home and chill, keeping your phone on silent. Sometimes, you want to be out with other people, dancing your night away and discussing things. The best part however is, this switch happens on its own. You don’t get to decide.
4. Moody for others
An ambivert often comes across as a person who is quite moody. You only choose to be social for some days and then go to your den for hibernation. This makes other people think you’re flip, doing things as and when it pleases you. But it’s fine, you don’t care. You don’t understand the whole concept yourself, let alone explaining to other people. Those you understand let you be alone when you need it.
5. Confused yourself
Being an ambivert means having no clarity when it comes to your social skills. When you are both introvert and extrovert, there’s a lot of confusion that you deal with. People often ask you if you’re sad or depressed when you’re having your introvert days. But the reality is, you’re not. You just don’t feel like talking to anybody on some days, and it’s fine. You have made peace with both of your sides. And honestly, life is more fun this way.
There’s no knowing with you, is there?