ambivert

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am·bi·vert

(am'bi-vert),
One who falls between the two extremes of introversion and extroversion, possessing some tendencies of each.

ambivert

[am′bivurt′]
Etymology: L, ambo, both, vertere, to turn
a person who possesses characteristics of both introversion and extroversion.

am·bi·vert

(am'bi-vĕrt)
Person with characteristics of both extrovert and introvert qualities.
[ambi + L. verto, to turn]

ambivert

(am′bi-vĕrt″) [ ambi- + (extro)version or (intro)version]
A person whose personality type shows tendencies of both introversion and extroversion.
ambiversion (am″bi-vĕr′zhŏn)
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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.
Among extravert dimension, 62% of females (n=18) were ambiverts & 20.
7% (n=13) of males showed ambivert traits (n=13) & 10.
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.
In many ways, ambiverts have the best of both worlds, able to tap into either pole as needed.
The ambivert advantage stems from the tendency to be assertive and enthusiastic enough to persuade and close, but at the same time, listening carefully to customers and avoiding the appearance of being overly confident or excited," Grant explains.
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.
The most striking result was the significant IQ advantage demonstrated by ambiverts over extraverts and introverts.
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.