Essay On Ambiversion

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I’m a product of both nature and nurture. Within myself exist both personality traits that have appeared consistently generation after generation in my family and other traits that have latched on me through interaction with peers and my environment. Among those, my ambiversion is mostly heritable while my self-motivated personality is a result of my surrounding. Being ambiverted means that I’m in the middle of the extraversion spectrum, carrying attributes of both introverted people and extroverted people. I like the crowds sometimes and prefer solitude at other times; I like being the center of attention as long as it does not last too long; and I often switch gear between acting extroverted and introverted very quickly. Thus, my needs for socializing can be random and uncontrollable at times if I’m not focused on keeping a good balance. To some people I am extremely quiet, while to others I’m a crazy social animal, but those closest to be know that I switch back and forth. My ambiversion is mostly inherited. Heritability works here in the sense that I was genetically disposed to be ambiverted since I was…show more content…
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