Today I learned a new word, which describes me very well.  I’m not an extrovert, partying and socialising at every opportunity, nor am I a total introvert, stuck in my room writing.  I’m an…


Yeah, definitely.  Ambiverts have a balance of extrovert and introvert in their personality.  I go to work and talk and mingle with the other staff in the department, but then look forward to going home to check on my writerly world alone.  I like to attend parties once in a while, but tend to talk to one or two people rather than working the whole room.  I’m not the loudest one in the room, but I’m not totally silent either.

It’s lovely when the family visit; two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. Suddenly we’re the family from hell, with honking car horns, screaming kids and Leon’s foghorn gob.  However, Sam and I will sit down with a sigh and a cup of tea when they’ve all gone home and enjoy our quiet house again.

When I’ve spent all morning writing, it’s nice to go out for a walk and talk to the dog-walkers I see.  It’s always the same faces and dogs that I meet.  We’ll have a chat and talk about the weather, and then I’ll go back home and do some more writing.

Yep, I’m definitely an ambivert.  I’m also fairly ambidextrous, so I guess I’m just an ‘ambi’ kind of girl…

Are you extrovert, introvert or ambivert?