ambivert

noun
am·​bi·​vert | \ ˈam-bi-ˌvərt How to pronounce ambivert (audio) \

Definition of ambivert

: a person having characteristics of both extrovert and introvert

Examples of ambivert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For simplicity, this article will focus on the following personality traits: extrovert, ambivert and introvert. Julia Wuench, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Chow calls herself an ambivert — a blending of an extrovert mom and an introvert dad. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 28 June 2020

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First Known Use of ambivert

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambivert

ambi- + -vert (in extrovert entry 1, introvert entry 1)

Note: The word was apparently introduced, along with ambiversion, by the American psychologist Edmund S. Conklin (1884-1942) in "The definition of introversion, extroversion and allied concepts," Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology, vol. 17, no. 4 (January-March, 1923), p. 377.

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“Ambivert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambivert. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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ambivert

noun
am·​bi·​vert | \ ˈam-bi-ˌvərt How to pronounce ambivert (audio) \

Medical Definition of ambivert

: a person having characteristics of both extrovert and introvert

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