- Chantal Wilson
The Vista Book Group met in March to discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. There were five self-described introverts and three ambiverts in attendance. Many of us have heard the terms introvert and extrovert, but few of us have probably heard the term ambivert. According to Ms. Cain and the psychologists whose studies she references in her book, there really is no such thing as pure introvert or extrovert. However, most of us usually tend to lean prominently toward one end of the introvert-extrovert spectrum. If a person falls pretty much in the center of the spectrum, they are known as an ambivert.