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A personality trait including the qualities of both introversion and extroversion.

am′bi·vert′ (-vûrt′) n.
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(Psychology) psychol a person who is intermediate between an extrovert and an introvert
ambiversion n
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Forget introverts versus extrovert, ambiverts might have an edge in business.
KEY WORDS: introverts, teamwork, public speaking, shyness, extraverts, ambiverts, misfit, missconceptions, psychology, daring, public speech, silence, mental patterns
Researchers call them "ambiverts." Ambiverts are in the majority.
In relation to personality profile and psychiatric morbidity the extraversion group, ambiverts showed more psychiatric morbidity (75%).
The 25% of the group with the highest score for extraversion on a test of personality traits formed the extrovert group, the 25% with the lowest score for extraversion became the introvert group, and we labeled as ambiverts (people who have introvert and extrovert traits, but in balance) the 50% in between, who had neither very high nor very low scores for extraversion.
The highest 20 and lowest 20 participants were assigned to the extrovert and introvert groups, since those falling in the middle of the extroversion scale can be considered ambiverts. The ambivert participants were excluded from this experiment.
More recently, a third category has been added named 'Ambiverts' who sit in between the introverts and extroverts spectrum of social interaction.
A new study has found that "ambiverts," people who are neither introverted nor extraverted but who fall somewhere in between, tend to be the most effective salespeople.
At this point, we reflect on Super's (1993) admonition that counselors should be ambiverts "who turn either way or to any point on the compass and meet client needs" (p.
Robinson's theory offers a clear hypothesis to test; ambiverts (intermediate resting arousal levels) will record significantly better IQs.
According to my theory, which has now received considerable experimental support,(13) extraverts have a cortex characterized by a low level of arousal, introverts have a cortex characterized by a high level of arousal, with ambiverts having a normal level.