Introvert: a shy, reticent person
Extrovert: an outgoing, expressive person
Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of introvert and extrovert features
Whether you are introverted, extroverted, or a beautiful balance between the two, there are people all over the world exactly like you. I imagine most readers right now only clicked the article to figure out what an ambivert even is. Well, it's me, an ambivert in full force. This can be both a very good but very bad thing. Between having ambitions and then no motivation whatsoever, being an ambivert is a rollercoaster ride through life.
Growing up, some people never know where they fit in. Some kids are super friendly while others are beyond shy. But, there are a few who have both of these qualities. The kids who take a little longer to bust out of their shells in order to make friends rather than jumping into the crowd.
To the ambiverts: There is nothing wrong with you. You aren't any more awkward than the next kid, and that's okay, that's life. I am just like you. Some days I want only to be surrounded by loving family and friends, but other days I would much rather sit alone than to be bothered by people.
Parents: please, have patience. Your child is just trying to figure themselves out. It can take a very, very long time. Believe me.
There are plenty of ways to know if you are an ambivert. Things you may do on a daily basis and not even realize that's what it means.
For example, social settings don't make you uncomfortable but sometimes you are just tired of being around people.
Or, when it comes to your trust, it is sometimes difficult for people to gain. But other times you full heartedly believe in someone enough to trust them right away.
If you're like me, finding friends is truly the hardest part of being an ambivert. As much as you want to go out and be social, find the best of friends, that is far too difficult of a task. What if they don't like the same things as you? What if they reject you? What if they turn out to be super fake and only hurt you?
Listen to (well, read) what I am about to say (write), venture out. Social media will become the biggest outlet you have. Thanks to apps like Twitter and GroupMe, I have met some of the most amazing people who all have many common interests with me.
Whatever you may consider yourself: Introvert, Extrovert, or even now an Ambivert, you are you. Beautifully and wonderfully made.