Top: H&M cardigan, Forever 21 sweater || Bottoms: J.Crew jeans || Accessories: LOFT aviator sunglasses, H&M bag, Kate Spade necklace (similar here) || Shoes: Sole Society Daphne boots
When I first took the Myers-Briggs test, I was told I was an ambivert on the E vs I scale. I only scored as 52% in extraversion, meaning I’m pretty introverted as well. I have good friends who are quite introverted and would never see me as an introvert but Brian is an extravert and I am a lot more introverted than him.
What does this mean for me? It means I’ll go to parties but I’ll go home early. It means I plan out my week in such a way that I’m socializing a few times a week. It means I’m scheduling alone times throughout the week as well.
I used to think being an ambivert meant I was going to be peachy in any and all social situations but as I get older, I’m realizing this is not as easy as I thought. I realized that I actually need to have both in equal portions. As Brian is an extravert, he used to invite me to parties and I used to go to all of them until I realized I was getting burned out. Then I stopped going altogether and started getting stir-crazy at home. It took me a while to strike a good balance. Just when you think you have a good thing…
Are there any of you guys who are ambiverts as well? Tell me how you deal.