Are You an Extrovert, Introvert or Ambivert?

Different personality types approach challenges at work in very different ways. Extroverts enjoy collaborating with others and sharing their ideas, whereas introverts tend to be most productive when working alone. But what if you fluctuate between the two?

Personalities are unique as snowflakes, so it’s no surprise that not everyone identifies solely with one category. The characteristics that make up your personality exist on a spectrum, so it’s possible that  you fall right in between an extrovert and an introvert. In fact, a recent study suggests that two-thirds of people are classified as ambiverts.1 What’s important is understanding the differences and identifying where you fall on that spectrum. Recognizing your strengths and weaknesses can help you improve your productivity, as well as your communication strategies with your colleagues.

Do people say you have a big personality? Do you like to spend a lot of time alone? Maybe both? This quiz will tell you if you’re an extrovert, introvert or an ambivert. Use your results to understand your personality, your colleagues’ personality, and how to use that knowledge to work together better.

You’re at a party where you only know the host. How easy is it for you to make small talk with other guests?

It’s finally your day off — how do you spend it?

You’re most frustrated by co-workers who are:

Which of these two groups of emotions are you more likely to feel:

How would you describe your circle of friends?

You are most productive at work when:

You’ve just met someone for the first time — who does most of the talking?

When you are at work, do you go up to people or do people approach you?

You feel most like yourself when:

Your friends and family would describe you as:

Are You an Extrovert, Introvert or Ambivert?
You’re an ambivert!

You listen just as much as you talk, which makes you great for a sales-oriented role. You don’t come off as arrogant or over-confident, but nor are your meek, which makes you approachable and effective as a leader.
You’re an extrovert!

As someone who is bold and forward-thinking, you are a great leader for teams in need of direction. Your enthusiasm and gregarious personality helps create a positive work environment and motivate others. Keep in mind that your personality can overwhelm introverts you collaborate with, so identify those people ahead of time and adjust your approach for the best result.
You’re an introvert!

One of your best assets is your ability to listen — you hear more ideas, absorb more perspectives and make your colleagues feel valued. You’re able to work independently and don’t always need to rely on others to get your tasks done. However, when you are in a group, you tend to shy away within yourself. Allow yourself the time you need to digest the information, then allow yourself a chance to open up and see how ideas can grow.

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RESOURCES

1Bernstein, E. (July 27, 2015). Not an introvert, not an extrovert? You may be an ambivert. Retrieved May 25, 2018, from https://www.wsj.com/articles/not-an-introvert-not-an-extrovert-you-may-be-an-ambivert-1438013534?mod=trending_now_2

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Babs is a Lead Content Strategist and financial guru. She loves exploring fresh ways to save more and enjoy life on a budget! When she’s not writing, you’ll find her binge-watching musicals, reading in the (sporadic) Chicago sunshine and discovering great new places to eat. Accio, tacos! 

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