One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who has a balance of extrovert and introvert features in their personality.
- ‘Dr. Brian Little had attendees roaring with laughter with his psychological analysis of extraverts, introverts and ambiverts and how we are more efficient together.’
- ‘Some people fall closer to the extremes while others, known as ambiverts, settle in the middle.’
- ‘Introverts tended to outperform ambiverts rather than the reverse.’
- ‘Most persons fall somewhere between Jung's two types - i.e., they are ambiverts.’
1920s: from Latin ambi- ‘on both sides’, on the pattern of extrovert and introvert.
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