Omnivert vs Ambivert: The Battle of Adaptability.
In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to classify ourselves as either extroverted or introverted. Some people might find themselves more comfortable in small gatherings while others may prefer bigger crowds but only for a limited time. With such ambiguous social identities, there has emerged two new classifications: omniverts and ambiverts. In this article, we will explore the possibility that one classification can come out on top by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses.
What are Omniverts?
Omnivert is a term coined by Aaron Caycedo-Kimura to describe individuals who fall somewhere in between an extrovert and introvert. These individuals possess both qualities but not equally at all times.
- They like being with other people but do not depend upon it
- They often have energy from within and are confident with both silent meditation or socializing.
- As a result of many interests or hobbies, they enjoy exploring different things at once.
- Not always talkative; sometimes they switch into deep/introspective conversations.
So basically, can-do-everything-out-of-the-box type of folks!
What are Ambiverts?
Ambivert refers to someone who displays traits from both extremes – extroversion and introversion based on context/need/mood/social setting/etcetera.
Some quality characteristics of these cool cats:
- They tend to be good listeners after spending some time talking your ear off
- Carry positivity in their words/cues but also feel perplexed indulging around large groups/hangouts constantly which makes them restless/muted/tongue-tied/fidgety/2nd-class-participant/dragged-down etc.
- Presenting spontaneous sense humor (pun intended)
- Example 01:
Q.. Why was Pavlov’s beard so soft?
A.. Because he conditioned it.
- Example 02:
Q.. What does ADHD stand for?
A.. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Oh look, a plane!
- Example 01:
About the topic, Daniel H. Pink mentions in his book “To Sell is Human,” “They’re not quiet, but they’re not loud; they know how to assert themselves but have no interest in dominating others.”
Omnivert vs Ambivert: The Battle of Adaptability
Let’s take a deep dive into what makes one better suited than the other.
The Social Scene
In today’s world, social adaptability has become increasingly important. Let us compare their capabilities around that.
Omniverts are often more compatible with diverse groups because of their wide range of interests and energizing aura – thus benefiting from broader party/anevent circle/ network/more ultimate friends! They appear chill around new people and do well by observing and contributing when required to step up or pitch ideas. Conversely when things get dull/uncomfortable/twiddly-boring between conversations or once the vibes go downhills altogether instead ignoring directly ‘move on’ game plan appears magic excusing self for fresh air/bathroom breaks/swollen-feet comfort etcetera.
On another side note;
Ambiverts can either thrive alone or within larger groups/squads based on factors such as time duration involved/meeting purpose/etcetera so they can kick off strong but suffer fatigue swiftly after quite some hours unless there are some tunes running/karaokes/twerks/flicks/beers/drugs/activities i.e., ambient action(s) happening constantly (clap hands emoji). Also where omnivert tends shine like stars ambis struggle sometimes due to overstimulation / overwhelmedness which could lead them towards feeling outta place bringing down manic mood everywhere like an anticlimax scenario once everything reaches plateau.
The Work Environment
The work environment has always been prone to change. It requires one to be adaptable with renewed expectations (Jedi level) from both management and colleagues.
Omniverts are greatly resourceful here. Their tendency to stimulate creativity through range of interests / hobbies enables them a broader understanding/mutuality at mentorship roles, startup cultures or similar innovation-driven settings/observing things strategically & providing low key ones on the table etcetera—#jackofalltrades! Also their versatility comes in handy when collaborating either ideas/people shifting accordingly as required; no ‘this is not my job/desert expertise’ type excuses only pre-psychologically prepared flexible role play figures emerge victorious on this playing field!
Ambivert shines mostly when it’s concerning hearing each team member [1:1] or in groups responding efficiently while also being friendly for open discussions sharing viewpoints verbally/imparting vibes motivationally/meddling between communication gaps aligning strategies/tactfully – helping peeps approach more comfortably towards brainstorming innovative events/work plans/products/generations by nodding wittingly back and forth at appropriate times like Still with me buddy?! looks making everybody feel heard/integration-friendly/rubbing shoulders smoothly.
Handling a new situation can often present an initial shock followed by adaptation phase subsequently leading towards feeling good about changes made.
For omniverts, exploration has always been exciting which means they tend to embrace change faster than ambiverts because of their constantly engaging endeavors i.e., picking up challenging-yet-fun projects and nailing them hard until others murmur “nice one man how you managed that” covering big spectrum topics becoming jack-of-all-trades kind-of-people who easily stands out among novices based purely upon an agility mindset adapting-to-changes-with-confidence ninja-style-but-mostly-outta-fun kinda thing!
On another side note,
Ambiverts naturally struggle in this area. Because they’re not quite comfortable with change, adapting to new situations takes time and effort before getting decently grooved/comfortable at them – timing their moves precisely aiming for risk-free zones wherever possible/guidance/feedback from peers/superiors before plunging head dive etcetera as it’s necessary figuring out curves rather than rush-through-until-it-gets-right-strategy.
Dealing With Emotions
It’s safe to say that humans are emotional creatures. Thus embracing emotions would lead towards better understanding of social environment / work-related environments/emotional development leading towards the achievement of a more balanced life (insert peace sign) But how well could these types handle such situations?
Omnivert is mostly chill around other people’s tensions unless it hits too close home requiring special attention being paid on solving others’ queries/hurdles becoming kinda-go-to-confidante-negotiation-player who are very good at resolving misunderstandings/conflicts due to an observation-based tendency helping individuals connect with each other while establishing healthy expectations/back-and-forth dialogue-rich-comms which leads outcomes satisfying both parties involved but be aware sometimes they give unsolicited advice when things get confusing—still everybody loves passionate-daredevil-smile!
Ambiverts tend to manage well in emotional intelligence by observing body language/cues/vibes/non-verbal signs early adaptability index based adjustments-integration into specific groups focused confabs exploration-wise niche moments buzzing like bees heavily participative learning culture—they can scan-by-guesswork what will or won’t work-having great empathy giving fantastic motivational talks/passive friend company/diplomatic third-party-with-good-intentions/picking-up-social-campaigner etcetera.
At the end of the day, both classifications have their strengths and weaknesses; however, we believe omnivert might lend itself slightly better under certain circumstances. Masters in adaptability, the life and soul of a party and open to relationships ; as well as quick change adaptation skills grasp —all good ingredients for thriving personality recipe but with great power comes even greater responsibility; so keep on hand your best A game while maximizing spirit animal level positivity along with some moments of dedicated quietness otherwise ambivert or normal probably you will become!