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Can you be both 50% introverted and 50% extroverted at the same time? Or is it actually more of e.g. an extrovert with a lot of introvert qualities or vice versa.
 

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The two are mutually exclusive - either you gain energy from socialising or you expend it. There is gradation obviously but an introvert being able to enjoy a party does not make them an ambivert.. it makes them an energised introvert.

Likewise, an extroverted person spending a few nights home alone doesn't make them an ambivert either.
 
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If there is, I have yet to meet a person without a bias for one of the two.
 

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I think there is a natural predisposition for an individual to lean one way or another.

A combination of innate genetic proclivities along with social environments that either foster it and just make it grow or inhibit it and have it build up as a means to survive the less natural conditions.

Overall I find that it is greatly beneficial for an individual who is overly extroverted or introverted to practice the opposite every so often.
 
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Why can't it be a spectrum? Most of everything is.

I'm not necessarily thinking in terms of specific percentages, but someone can be more in the middle, leaning in one direction or the other depending on the situation, setting, company.
 

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I think there is a natural predisposition for an individual to lean one way or another.

A combination of innate genetic proclivities along with social environments that either foster it and just make it grow or inhibit it and have it build up as a means to survive the less natural conditions.

Overall I find that it is greatly beneficial for an individual who is overly extroverted or introverted to practice the opposite every so often.
I think this is spot on! Speaking from my own personal experiences, I'm very introverted and I believe working in customer service has helped me with social skills and now I won't shut up! Haha
 

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In MBTI there's no such thing as an ambivert. Extroversion and introversion describe the leaning of your first function and how you gain energy. There's nothing to do: if you lose energy after one or two hours you're an introvert. A 100% ambivert is impossible because even by a small percentage you lean toward one or the other.
 

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I see an ambivert as either one of the three: someone who both expends energy on social interaction and at the same time can be recharged on it, someone who doesn't lose much/gain much energy on social interactions, they remain rather consistent in energy level, or someone who gains energy throughout daily social interaction as the day progresses, "peaks" at their maximum capacity for socialization, then begins to fall off steadily, any further interaction draining their "charge".

One can wake up everyday, head out into the world, welcome the presence of friends, be charged up with this exchange and conversations, but begin to feel themselves worn and in need of solitary recreation after sometime, dropping in energy levels steadily. If an Extrovert is constantly charged up, starting low and finishing high, and Introvert has a fixed capacity for talking, starting high and finishing low, an Ambivert has a few ways to fall in between.
 
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