having a disposition that is energized through social engagement and languishes or chafes in solitude, resulting in a personality that is gregarious, outgoing, and sociable.
Psychology. marked by extroversion.
Psychology. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self.
- Also ex·tra·vert [ek-struh-vurt] /ˈɛk strəˌvɜrt/ .
- extrovert , introvert
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How to use extrovert in a sentence
You had to be the extrovert in the room in that predetermined mold.‘What got us here won’t get us there’: Agencies experiment with promotional structures to cultivate talent | Jessica Davies | March 3, 2021 | Digiday
While extroverts gain energy from social interactions online or face to face, more introverted people can miss out on selection for a project team or being shortlisted for promotion because their efforts go unnoticed.‘Managers need to know someone is engaged’: Getting noticed virtually has gotten harder | Jessica Davies | January 5, 2021 | Digiday
Before mass remote working, the default bias was often to recognize the strength and leadership potential in extroverts, but that imbalance needs readdressing, added Robertson.Remote working spotlights neurodiversity challenges | Jessica Davies | December 21, 2020 | Digiday
She’s an extrovert with a passion for building connections with entrepreneurs and working with aspiring businesses to tell their stories.Social media techniques to integrate into your digital PR strategy | Nicole Franco | December 4, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
The 2020 Polaris Slingshot has an all-new engine and transmission, but it remains for extroverts only.The 2020 Polaris Slingshot—still a conversation starter on three wheels | Jonathan M. Gitlin | October 22, 2020 | Ars Technica
Haydon is doing much the same thing but in a more extrovert way.‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’: Oscar Nominees Gary Oldman and Peter Straughan | Lorenza Muñoz | February 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this new world, being an articulate extrovert certainly helps.
A self-willed marvel, he was not even a natural athlete or much of an extrovert.
I was sort of middle-American “aw, shucks” guy for a big part of my career, so the extrovert is always fun.
The opposite applies to the feeling and thought of the extrovert.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology | C. G. Jung
If I said you were an extrovert, would that agree with your own judgment of yourself?
I don't like to be accused of being too much of an extrovert, because I think if you pass the limit it is too much.
What is your impression of him as his being introspective or an introvert or an extrovert?
The born extrovert adapts by means of feeling, thought being under repression and relatively infantile.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology | C. G. Jung
British Dictionary definitions for extrovert
a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings
of or characterized by extroversion: extrovert tendencies
- Compare introvert
- extroverted or extraverted, adjective
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Cultural definitions for extrovert
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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