Weekend Poll Results: Administrative Ambiverts

With thanks to all who are participating in my Weekend Polls, here are the results of this past weekend’s poll, which I’ve now closed. The focus of this past weekend’s poll:

Please select the term you believe best describes you: ambivert, introvert or extrovertCopyright Shelagh Donnelly


The Results: A majority of respondents consider themselves to be ambiverts

  • 58% of respondents identified themselves as ambiverts
  • 26% of respondents identified themselves as introverts
  • 16% of respondents identified themselves as extroverts

You may have undergone MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) or other personality or type testing but, if the term ambivert is relatively new to you, you’re in good company. While it’s been around for some time, the term has become more widely recognised since lawyer Susan Cain’s 2013 publication of the book QuietI read the book not long after publication, and wrote an article about it on this site.

An ambivert is someone who a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features. If you’re interested in Cain’s work, you may want to know that she now has an onlineQuiet Revolution Personality Test, which is followed by results and insights she makes available according to an individual’s selections.

How do you see yourself?

If you’re interested, you may want to include Cain’Quiet Revolution website resources among those you explore and assess for relevance in your world. Cain publishes articles on topics such as the following.

  • how extroverts and introverts can understand one another
  • public speaking for the introvert
  • low risk approaches to expanding your network
  • how to be heard when your voice isn’t the loudest in the room
  • meeting survival tips
  • why a little narcissism can be healthy
  • … and more


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