- the act of directing one's interest outward or to things outside the self.
- the state of being concerned primarily with things outside the self, with the external environment rather than with one's own thoughts and feelings.Compare introversion(def 3).
- extrinsic sphincter,
Origin of extroversion
Examples from the Web for extroversion
However, researchers have found that, by 2nd or 3rd grade, extroversion is only half as important.
The introversion type only knows the thought principle, and the extroversion type only that of feeling.
This terminology, Introversion and Extroversion, is bound up with my way of regarding mental phenomena as forms of energy.
Word Origin for extroversion
mid-17c., "condition of being turned inside out," noun of action from obsolete verb extrovert (v.) "to turn inside out," from extro- + Latin vertere (see versus). Earliest as a word in mysticism; pathological sense attested from 1836; modern use in psychology attested by 1920.