True Confessions of an Ambivert

In this business and in life, well in my personal work and life – I don’t want to speak for anyone else, I have no desire to be or show everything, with everyone.
Am I secretive? Absolutely not, I’m an open book. I’m Sharing My World for crying out loud. lol I’m just the lost personality type. I’m an β€ͺ#β€Žambivert‬.
I’m the person you can turn up with, but I’m also the person who will go crazy without her quiet spaces. πŸ“šβœ’
I was born an introvert and bred an extrovert.

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This is really how I am when I go out! Dancing like there’s no tomorrow! πŸ˜€

Being an ambivert has an awkward place. Because the extroverts aren’t introverts, and introverts aren’t extroverts. So when my extroverted self has taken the back seat, extroverted people give me a headache! Because when you’re clam, somethings HAS TO BE WRONG. -_

Then with introverts, they lack the capacity sometimes to live. Like living to them, may be cooped up in the house with books and Netflixs. But what I mean is to get out there and burn the midnight oil, to enjoy life and the space of others. Like…that just BURNS MY SOUL. Never will I ever waste my life away. Life is out there for you to enjoy. ENJOY IT! So as you can imagine, when my blood gets pumping and my spidie senses are in gear, this is going to sound harsh, but introverts annoy me.

Essentially, I’m a walking contradiction.

Just imagine when I sit with people I consult who has fears of taking a leap of faith, or those who are doubting themselves, believe I’m lying when I tell them I understand and that I’m an introvert.

Their responses: What? Get outta here. You’re lying, you’re a total extrovert.

I’m very open, but on certain topics I pull back. Depending on how I’m responding to a question, if I’m stuttering, that means your touching something personal and I’m trying to pull back without saying back off a little or I don’t want to talk about. That’s the introverted me talking. I’m a thinker. I like to think stuff out before I respond or share anything.Β 

Usually with work, networking etc., I’m extroverted to the highest degree available. I’m there to capture the cup, the golden globe, take over the superbowl..everything! I am a lioness at work. I’m THAT chick! lol Stop looking, you’ve found her. -extrovert all the way.

People ask me all the time, how am I so confident? My mother! lol She’s no soft cookie and will straighten up before you realize it. Here’s my REAL answer. Normally before I step into the room filled with people, I’ll have a quick pep talk with myself. You see, anything I do professionally is not for my personal gain. It’s for others. For what I can give back. Therefore, at ANY hint of doubt, nerves, or fear, I literally scold myself and say,

“STOP BEING SELFISH! This is not about you. You have a job to do, get in there and DO IT!”

Yea..introvert Sarah, have a seat. Extroverted Sarah is taking charge!

In a nutshell…for “Me and my relationships – that is my space to unplug, calm down, be submissive, girly, soft and vulnerable – sides of me that people don’t see everyday.” –@evierobbie

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-True Confessions of an Ambivert.

Are you an ambivert? Can you relate?

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Sarah Lee

Welcome! My name is Sarah Lee and I'm a Business Strategist and social entrepreneur who loves the outdoors, a good book, and scary movies year round! Throughout this quirky, rich, and mysterious life of mine, I genuinely love to 'share' my experiences as a learning tool. I thought, what better way to track my level of growth than by sharing my experiences and the lessons learned thereof, than in my blog? A wise woman once said, "You are your own masterpiece, therefore, instead of mastering it, master you."

14 thoughts on “True Confessions of an Ambivert”

    1. Yes, yes, yes! I tell some people, I am very intuitive, therefore some decisions that I’m certain about, sometimes I can’t explain why until a little later after numerous assessments. Spontaneous all the way!

  1. I am also an ambivert. Although I spend more time on one side or the other depending on what’s going on in my life. It’s hard to explain to people. Sometimes I wish I could just pick a side already. Haha.

  2. I’ve never heard of an ambivert before. But it makes total sense. So many people never fit into one category or another. I’m still very much an introvert though!

  3. I can relate to this in some ways. I am an extrovert but there are times when I just want to have my own space. It’s crazy!

  4. I just heard this term for the first time a few weeks ago. It’s a fascinating term. I feel like Im a total introvert but keep being told that no one believes that. Maybe I shoild claim this term haha.

  5. Great post! I’m a definite introvert (and proud of it, lol!), but I’m definitely not a quiet little mouse. I speak my mind and take charge, and have no problems with that. But, I am definitely not a party girl nor do I enjoy large rooms of people that I have to mingle with (ok..thats basically a party, lol). I can do it if I have to, but I don’t really enjoy and I’m counting the seconds until I can escape!! I never really thought about those that may have characteristics of both, but now that you mention it, that does remind me of my ex-boyfriend…hmmm…that really explains a lot! I could never really fully put him in the introvert box OR the extrovert box! Thanks for sharing :). Stopping by from the blog love project…

  6. This IS ME! I’m an ambivert! I took the Meyers Briggs Personality Type Indicator test when I was college – I was as close to the middle line between extrovert and introvert that you could get – just two ticks on the introvert side! I think we learn to live confidently in who we are, enjoy people when we are ready to be around them and enjoy time by ourselves doing things we love. Its the best of both worlds, really. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’ve never thought of it as being an ambivert… I always say I am a professional extrovert and personal introvert. Work? Gotta be outgoing, charming, funny? Get at me, I’m your girl. Personally, though, I keep it more low key. Like a hermit with books, coffee/wine and the Internet. I guess that makes me an ambivert.

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