I later in life found out about very interesting theories on introverts, extraverts and ambiverts
as a mix of the two and that genetics has a lot to say about the tendencies within us, the conclusion being that what makes us being different is the place we take our energy from and how we reboot our brain activity: introverts use to spend their time alone and tend to be creative, whilst the extraverts gather their energy through the interaction with other people, often showing their charm and charisma every chance they get.
Hypothesis 3: Individuals who are extroverts will benefit more from cognitive activation caused by auditory distraction than will individuals who are either introverts or ambiverts.
Cognitive activation did enhance performance in a follow-up task for all participants, but the improvement in performance was greater for extroverts than it was for both introverts and ambiverts.
Scores on IQ tests for introverts, ambiverts and extraverts IQ test Introverts Ambiverts Extraverts VIQ 110 117 111 PIQ 108 119 113 FSIQ 109 120 112 APM 25 27 25
Robinson has hypothesized that an inverted U function exists between IQ and extraversion so that an IQ advantage exists for ambiverts compared to either introverts or extraverts.
A research program led by Adam Grant, an associate professor of management at the Wharton School, found that ambiverts among sales reps for a software company had the highest average revenue per hour.
Ambiverts are better able to balance the activities of provocation, inspection, listening and responding.
enjoy spending time with people, but also need to check out regularly to refresh and re-energise.