Meaning of ambivert in English:


Pronunciation /ˈambɪvəːt/


  • A person who has a balance of extrovert and introvert features in their personality.

    ‘Some people fall closer to the extremes while others, known as ambiverts, settle in the middle.’
    • ‘Dr. Brian Little had attendees roaring with laughter with his psychological analysis of extraverts, introverts and ambiverts and how we are more efficient together.’
    • ‘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.