It’s interesting that the Meyers-Briggs scale, which is based on Jung, ignores the ambivert classification, which would make me an AMTP. However, I would like to note that ambivert success also depends on choice of field and geographical location. For instance, in Texas and Texas education, where studies have shown management is dominated 7–3 by SJ personalities.(Basically limited flexibility, quick to judge and not likely to change their minds. Think Trump.) Ambiverts tend to run into trouble because they aren’t averse to innovation and, when persuaded innovation is necessary, feel free to vocalize. This often gets them into hot water with their SJ supervisors, who may begrudgingly promote them and then look for reasons to sideline them or terminate their contracts.

Thus, ambiverts need to learn the art of laying low and taking on the facade of introversion to succeed in those environments. This, unfortunately, is difficult to do when confronted daily with comments such as, “I know for a fact that ninety percent of blacks will choose the biggest item you show them,” or “I know for a fact that ambitious women just want to be men.”

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