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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

ambivert

\AM-bi-vurt\ , noun;
1.
one whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert.
Quotes:
I'm a plain American ambivert...
-- Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, 1969
It's the latest, and so, of course, I decided to try it on, and it did fit. I'm an ambivert.
-- James McCourt, Time Remaining, 1993
Origin:
Ambivert was coined in the 1920s by Kimball Young in his book Source Book for Social Psychology as an extension of the terms introvert and extrovert.
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