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AMBIVERT              ARE YOU ONE?

What does it mean to be an “ambivert”?  Until just recently, I had never heard this word, I am embarrassed to say.  However, now that I know what it means, I realize it applies to me. Ambiverts have both sides to them.  They are both extroverts and introverts depending on what situation and mood they are in.  To be an ambivert, is slightly uncommon.  Most personalities are categorized as either an introvert or an extrovert.   Let us take a look at the exact definition of an ambivert in our Webster Dictionary and our daily wisdom words definition.  

Webster definition of ambivert-a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.

Daily Wisdom Words definition- A person who can be in social situations and be completely comfortable, or they can be alone, and enjoy it.  

Ambiverts have a distinct advantage over extroverts and introverts. How does an ambiverts brain work?  Because their personality does not lean in a particular direction, they have an easier time adjusting and engaging appropriately to any social situation. 

I would like to propose a question to you and it is one question I tried to answer but did so incorrectly, although it was my career for 25 years.  Who do you think makes a better salesperson?  Would you answer:  1.  introvert, 2. extrovert, 3. ambivert?  My answer was an extrovert.  Adam Grant of Wharton set out to study this phenomenon.  He was able to prove that extroverts were NOT the best salespeople calling the brain’s behavior introversion and extraversion.  The answer to the question is an ambivert.  They achieve greater sales productivity than introverts and extraverts do.  Ambiverts are able to express sufficient assertiveness and enthusiasm to persuade and close a sale.  Having the ability to listen, is part of what makes an incredible salesperson.  Ambiverts can exert themselves enough, but gauge when to back off and listen to a customer’s needs as well.  This makes an exceptional salesperson.  

One out of nine people work in the sales industry so Grant’s research as well as psychologists interest in general disproved the common philosophy that extroverts were better salespeople.  What do you believe yourself to be?  As with any personality, all are unique.  However, I think it’s fair to say that if you are not one extreme or the other, you fall in the middle which places your personality into the ambivert category.

I love comments and am truly curious to see what category you feel you fall into.  Once you have picked, what you believe your personality to be, (extrovert, introvert, or ambivert, between a scale of 1-10 with then being the truest form of one of the three, what number to you give yourself in accuracy with one of these three personality types?  We are all unique and chances are we do have characteristics of all three.  When all is said and done, depending on how well you know yourself, you will be able to clearly answer these questions.  

Thanks so much for reading about ambiverts today.  Since your in the DWW website, you should do yourself a favor and check our writing community out.  We offer live prompts to strengthen your writing and mental health counseling and articles so you remain mentally healthy.  After all, our writing skills, no matter if were a poet, and author, or songwriter, or any kind of aspiring writer, It all starts with your ability to create using your mind.  It is a $10 one time fee to join and it will be your first big step towards your writing goals, no matter whatever they may be.  Thanks,  Samantha LeBoeuf


Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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1 year ago

A ver fine article here and a lot of food for thought. I think it is important for people to work on the weak side of their personality in orde to be more effective people in their particular callers calling. Introverts need to be friendlier and the extraverts need to be better listeners and stop talking so much. I pretty much fall into the latter category, but I also love my solitary introspective time as the times I can write. Thank you so much, Sam for another great article.

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