An ambivert is someone who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion and can flip into either depending on their mood, context, and goals.
I split locations into three categories: Survive, Neutral, and Thrive. When you know where you thrive, you can build your schedule and your time around the locations where you can be your best self.
People also can affect where we fall on the extroversion scale. Who brings out the best in you? Are there people you dread seeing? How about people you can’t get enough of? Right now, make a list of the toxic and nourishing people in your life
Being able to balance both extroversion and introversion is an asset. Study these associated traits, courtesy of Larry Kim: Flexible: Ambiverts typically can adapt to context and situations more easily. Stable: According to psychologist Hans Eysenck, who coined the term “ambivert” in 1947, ambiverts offer a good balance between the hypersensitivity of some introverts and the domineering attitude of some extroverts.
With all that flexibility comes some liabilities. Since ambiverts can be so flexible, they often run into a few problems: They love to talk to people, but want to plan it out first. They say yes to too many things because they aren’t sure what will work best for them.
I want you to take control of how you spend your time, and who you spend it with. I am giving you permission: you do not have to spend time with people who drain you, or in places that drain you. Life is too short to spend time with toxic people in draining places!