Introverted Extrovert or Extroverted Introvert?

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Introverted Judging types are introverted extroverts, meaning that first, they are people that draw their energy from their subject and their own thoughts and ideas. Secondly, they are people that proactively try to use their subject to influence their external environment in a controlled manner. Read about them here.

Extroverted Perceiving types are, following this analogy, extroverted introverts. They rely on objective, external observation to draw an idea about what is going on. Secondly, they use this observation in a way that is meaningful to the self and one's own interests and values. Learn more about them here.

In many ways, the introverted extrovert is an ambivert while the extroverted introvert is an omnivert. That means, in general, the introverted extrovert is fairly balanced in extroversion/introversion, only slightly favouring introversion. The ENFP or ESTP can be very outgoing in one situation and very reserved in another.

What is an Introverted Extrovert like?

Introverted extroverts may say things like:

  • “I have this really cool special interest that I can speak about for hours!”
  • “I love to make people laugh”
  • “It's important for me that people take me seriously”
  • “It is no problem for me to be outgoing if it's necessary in order to advance my goals.”
  • “Generally, I enjoy engaging other people with my work or values”
  • “I don't like going to other people for feedback and information.”
  • “I can be outgoing, but I am also very careful with what I share and how I do things.”
  • “People often describe me as a mother or father-figure in social situations.”
  • “I take responsibility for other people naturally.”
  • “I tend to take on whatever role is necessary for the group”

What is an Extroverted Introvert Like?

As an extroverted introvert, you may say things like

  • “I like to be out and have fun but I also need a lot of time to myself to recharge my batteries.”
  • “I've noticed that I can be very engaged with a conversation and all of a sudden turn quiet”
  • “I tend to become quiet under stress
  • “I like to always keep busy with new things”
  • “If something doesn't interest me I tend to zone out”
  • “I don't like to wait when making decisions”
  • “If I have to wait, I start overthinking decisions quickly.”
  • “It's very important for me that I can be myself around others”
  • “I prefer relaxed and expectation-free social situations”
  • “I value my individuality and don't like to conform to the group”

The Ambivert Vs Omnivert

Ambivert vs omnivert? The difference between the two is that the Ambivert is more of a Protector, focusing on responsibility, organisation and balance, and the Omnivert is more of an adventurer, focusing on a balance between time alone and time going out on new adventures.

The Ambivert

As an ambivert, you tend to be pretty even on the scale of introversion and extroversion. You are rarely high energy and rarely low energy. You are cautious but forward-thinking. As an ambivert, you are reasonably chatty and good at engaging others, but you don't tend to over-talk others.

Ambiverts are INFJs, INTJs, ISTJs and ISFJs

The Omnivert

As an omnivert, you tend to be all over the scale, spending much time processing experiences and much time looking for new things to do. You can be very talkative with the right people but can be quite reserved to, depending on who you are with. It's important for you that you get the right feedback back and that you can express yourself and your individuality.

Omniverts are ESFPs, ESTPs, ENTPs and ENFPs

Are you an ambivert or an omnivert and what is your personality type?

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