- 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).
Origin of extroversion
British Dictionary definitions for extroversive
Word Origin for extroversion
Word Origin and History for extroversive
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.