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Four Personality Types (Extrovert, Introvert, Ambivert, Omnivert)

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Introduction:

Personality is like a charioteer with two headstrong horses, each wanting to go in different directions.

When it comes to personality classification, you might have listened to people talking about extroverts and introverts. Extroversion and introversion are two of the most typical personality classes famous in our society. According to psychologists, in addition to these, two less common personality types also exist, known as ambiverts and omniverts. Whenever some person asks a question about your personality type, it might be possible that you face difficulty in answering, usually. But, there is no need to worry if you are incapable of differentiating between the four types. Read the general details about each personality type given below.

Extrovert

  • Extroverts appreciate being around other individuals and interacting with them.
  • They are individuals who gain power from their dealings with other people.
  • Extroverts blossom differently in social situations such as public speaking or networking for business pursuits.
  • They also adore having enjoyment and fun.
  • They enjoy being outdoors in the material surroundings.
  • They are the life of any group.
  • They love to chitchat.
  • They often have a lot of friends.
  • Extroverts enjoy mingling, going out, and being the center of attention in groups and parties.

Introvert

  • Introverts are thoughtful and analytical people who enjoy being isolated and having personal time.
  • Introverts are profound thinkers who like to spend time in complete solitary.
  • They most probably prefer spending time with a close friend instead of a large group.
  • They're less blunt than extroverts.
  • They need time to restore their energies after social dealings. Introverts usually prefer to interact with a small group.
  • They often enjoy more private settings, so find it difficult to be in a noisy crowded room for an extended period.
  • Introverts can also have a hard time being the center of attention and may feel exhausted after attending large parties or events where they had to be the life of the party.
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Ambivert

  • Ambiverts fall somewhere in between introverts and extroverts on this scale of personality types.
  • The word ambi means “both” and vert means “to turn”, so an ambivert personality is the balance of traits of both extroverts and introverts.
  • An ambivert is someone who has a mix of introverted and extroverted personality traits.
  • They are not as outgoing as an extrovert but they're more social than an introvert.
  • The ambivert’s personality changes depending on what situation they are in.
  • They can enjoy both alone times as well as social interactions when necessary or desired.
  • They are less likely to be overwhelmed by too many people at once.
  • They can usually calm down quickly.
  • Ambiverts are the best kind of people to be friends with because they can participate in any social gathering while still having energy for themselves afterward.

Adam Grant a professor of psychology at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania argued that ambiverts make better sales-people than pure extroverts due to their tendency towards both talking and active listening enable the expression of both passions as well as confidence. So an ambivert is also more likely to listen to understand clients better.

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Omnivert

  • Omnivert is a new term that has been coined to describe people who fall somewhere between the two extremes of introversion and extroversion on the scale.
  • An omnivert is a rare type of person who can act like an introvert at times and as an extrovert.
  • They are adaptable to social environments and often act as the perfect balance for introverted extrovert relationships.

Conclusion:

Understanding the contrast between extroverts, introverts, ambiverts, and omniverts can help us comprehend how to better express ourselves with people. Everyone in your team from managers to consumer assistance agents must be capable of determining where they fit on the scale of personality types. So that you know, what kind of communication style will work best when working together.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 S Saleha

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