One of my favorite hobbies is taking quizzes. Not the kind that requires you to sit at a desk for 20 minutes during your Chemistry class while you scrape the remnants of last nights study session off the top of your head. I prefer quizzes that have no pertinent use. Silly, “time wasters” is what I would call them. Every once in a while I will stumble upon some of those personality type quizzes like “Jung’s Typology” or “Myers Briggs”.
For so long I have taken these quizzes over and over again to answer this question:
What and who am I really? Honestly, I always get a different result. If I end up with introversion, immediately I get upset and try to make myself more extroverted. If I received a result of being an extrovert, I second guess the quiz and tell myself I am not as extroverted as the results say I am.
Now granted, I am a female, and females have a history of changing there mind every five seconds, but at the same time I didn’t fit into either of these “box” categories. And chances are, most of us don’t.
While I was distracting myself from my studies –which is how I think I started to be a writer in the first place– I was looking around for some of those pointless quizzes again when I came across this term: Ambivert. The Forgotten Personality. So forgotten that as I just typed the word “ambivert”, it was auto corrected to “ambient”. Anyway, ambiverts have a balance of introverted and extroverted functions. Ambiverts like to hover the ground between introversion and extroversion. The cool thing about being an ambivert is that ambiverts get to enjoy a fulfilling life in being in both an extroverted and introverted world. How neat is that?! That’s pretty neat!
So what’s the point? The point is that people don’t fit into boxes based on quizzes. Although someone may lean more towards one way than the other, the people who don’t shouldn’t feel like something is wrong with them. Like me, I don’t fit into either of the main two categories. So now I will be referring to myself as an ambivert in case anyone was wondering. Which I will have to probably explain every time it comes up in conversation. And maybe you are an ambivert too! Which means you will have more work to do too! You’re welcome! J
Now, to resume studying…