extrovert [ ek-str uh-vurt, -stroh-] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com an outgoing, gregarious person. . Psychology a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment (opposed to introvert). . Psychology to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self. Origin of extrovert 1665–75; extro-
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British Dictionary definitions for extroverting extrovert extravert psychol a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings of or characterized by extroversion extrovert tendencies Derived Forms extroverted or extraverted, adjective Word Origin
extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -vert, from Latin vertere to turn
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Word Origin and History for extroverting extrovert n.
extravert (spelled with -o- after 1918, by influence of introvert), from German Extravert, from extra "outside" (see extra-) + Latin vertere "to turn" (see versus).
introvert, words that had been used in English by doctors and scientists in various literal senses since 1600s, but popularized in a psychological sense by Carl Jung. Related: Extroverted.
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extrovert An individual interested in others or in the environment as opposed to or to the exclusion of self.
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extrovert [( ek-struh-vurt)]
A term introduced by the psychologist Carl
Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed outward. Extroverts are more prone to action than contemplation, make friends readily, adjust easily to social situations, and generally show warm interest in their surroundings. ( Compare introvert.)
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