As humans, we don’t all perfectly fit a certain mold. For example, you can be outgoing, but you also desperately need alone time too. Your friends may say that you can’t do that – you must be either an introvert or an extrovert, but no, you can actually be an extroverted introvert – and, you’re probably frequently misunderstood.

While extroverted introverts aren’t often talked about, they actually make up a significant part of the population.

Is this you?

These 8 signs say that you probably are an extroverted introvert.

1.Despite needing alone time, you can get lonely

You may have a hard time balancing the need for alone time and not feeling lonely. At times, you feel like you want to go out because you’re feeling lonely, but at the same time, you’re so comfortable right where you are at home that you don’t want to leave.

2.You hate small talk, but you can do it well

Small talk is one of your least favorite things, but you can do it, and do it well. At the same time, there are probably all sorts of interesting things going through your head while you’re waiting for the conversation to be over. Once it is, you seek out others who enjoy deeper talks.

3.It’s hard to get you out of the house, but once you are, you enjoy it