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    Updated on Oct 2, 2019. Posted on Sep 21, 2018

    18 Struggles Every Ambivert Has Definitely Faced

    If you're a little bit introverted and a little bit extroverted, this ones for you.

    1. Your level of outgoingness varies from day to day, so you never really know what to expect.

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    Someone's you're the life and soul of the party, other times you're a total wallflower. You never know what you're gonna get.

    2. When you're around new people, you can find yourself being really quiet and shy.

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    If you're in a group and you don't feel 100% comfortable, you're probably gonna be a listener rather than a talker.

    3. But get you around your friends and there's really no shutting you up.

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    Seriously, once people get to know you, they probably wish you were less chatty.

    4. As a result, your friends are a bit confused by you.

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    You've definitely been told "when I first met you, I thought you were really shy" at least once before.

    5. If you're with people you know, you don't mind being the centre of attention, but in any other situation, you ~dread~ it.

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    It's pretty much your worst nightmare.

    6. You probably have a huge group of friends, but you sometimes find that too much quality time can be draining.

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    You love them, but you have a limited allowance of sociableness, and once it's gone, it's gone.

    7. When you take a moment to recharge, people start to worry why you're being so quiet.

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    You constantly find yourself reassuring everyone that you're totally fine, you just need some "me" time.

    8. And after making a huge deal about wanting to spend time alone, you can actually end up feeling pretty bored.

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    Finding the right balance is really tricky.

    9. You most likely have a love-hate relationship with group chats.

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    Being inundated with constant messages can be stressful, but you also have a pretty strong case of FOMO.

    10. And flirting ~successfully~ is something that is virtually impossible for ambiverts.

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    Because you're either way too familiar or just painfully shy — it's all very confusing.

    11. You love celebrating your birthday, but the part where everyone stares at you while you blow your candles out is really stressful.

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    You want to enjoy your special day, but you can't fully relax until this moment is over...

    12. Even though you're not a complete wallflower, you can sometimes find it tricky to assert yourself.

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    You've had a few moments where you wish you spoke up for yourself.

    13. You like making new friends, but you always worry about those inevitable awkward silences.

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    You're pretty friendly, but you haven't mastered the art of small talk.

    14. And sometimes, people can mistake you for being an extrovert and throw you into situations where you have no idea what to do.

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    Sure, you might be alright at making friends, but commanding everyone's attention with a hilarious anecdote is probably not your fortè.

    15. You often find yourself completely torn between going out with friends, and staying home alone.

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    This is a constant battle for every ambivert.

    16. Because you're constantly searching for the right balance between being sociable and being alone, you overthink absolutely everything.

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    Stay in? Stay out? Who knows?

    17. If you do go out, half the time you end up wishing you stayed at home.

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    "I can't believe I got dressed for this" is something you think at least once a month.

    18. But if you stay at home, you normally end up with a serious case of FOMO.

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    You really can't win.

    But even though being an ambivert is a bit of a rollercoaster, you really get the best of both worlds!

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    We wouldn't have it any other way!

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