- Also ex·tro·vert·ed. Psychology. marked by extroversion.
- Psychology. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self.
Origin of extrovert
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The opposite applies to the feeling and thought of the extrovert.
The extrovert is the typical active; always leaning out of the window and setting up contacts with the outside world.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day
The introvert regards everything from the aspect of his own personality; the extrovert is dependent upon the value of his object.
An Extrovert can hardly conceive the necessity which compels the Introvert to conquer the world by means of a system.
Similarly, the extrovert may apparently think, and that even very clearly and scientifically.
- a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings
- of or characterized by extroversionextrovert tendencies
Word Origin and History for extrovert
With 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.
- An individual interested in others or in the environment as opposed to or to the exclusion of self.
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.)