Introvert and extrovert are two of the best-known personality types. Stereotypes dictate that the introvert prefers to stay at home, while the extrovert wants to be the life of the party. Not everyone has such extreme tendencies one way or the other, however. Ambiverts tend to approach every situation differently, depending on how they feel at the moment.


1. A Bell Curve

Think about introversion and extroversion as opposite ends of a spectrum. Everyone falls on this spectrum somewhere, and, if we assume equal distribution, it forms a bell curve. That means that most people are not pure introverts or extroverts, but are ambiverts who fall in the middle of the two extremes — around the top of the bell.

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