Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extravert? For me, it’s a frequent tug of war. While I love spending time with our family and friends, I’m basically shy and easily exhausted/overwhelmed by constant conversation. At the same time, I’d find it depressing to be a total recluse. Call me a closet introvert — or perhaps more accurately, a “schizovert” (a description I like better than ambivert, which sounds as though you have mixed feelings about standing upright.)
Where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you outgoing, a homebody, or a bit of both?
11 Signs You’re a Schizovert
- You dread parties but have fun once you’ve settled in.
- Your big presentation went well; now you need a nap.
- A lot of people think you’re salt-of-the-earth; just as many think you’re an asshole.
- You can whip up something for dinner when the kids bring unexpected friends over… but you’d rather they didn’t.
- At any gathering, you’re the last to arrive and the first to exit. (It’s not personal, I promise. We schizoverts just have a short social-attention span!)
- When your significant other is away, you leave the TV on to keep you company.
- You’re equally spontaneous and rigid.
- Going to the hairdresser and doctor qualify as social engagements.
- The busier you get, the more you want to take your phone off the hook.
- Your ideal number of pets is 0-1.
- You enjoy coming home from vacation as much as you enjoy leaving home.
Ironically, as I was writing this, I was invited to something — a result of making some wonderful new friends this summer. Note to P: I really would go if I could.
Hi my friend, it was great to read this post. I thought that I had coined this term but googled it just to check😉. I never heard of this term or ambivert either for that matter, but on all the metrics regarding introvert and extrovert, I’ve always been conflicted. I love my time alone, my reflection and thinking time, my walks in the woods, etc. but I also long to be with people, I enjoy meeting others, spending time with my friendsetc. I often think of exploring new places but thi idea of doingvthings by myself doesn’t really occur to me. I went camping by myself just before the pandemic and it was great but I think it would have been just as enjoyable with others. Clubs are out unless I can “settle in with a group” . I think that the middle is always a spectrum. In some of your examples, my view would be slightly opposite. For instance, my presentation went well, now can we all just chat? I’m often the last to leave- i have no problem making up for time lost in isolation ( I love you so much you need to tell me to go!).
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