extrovert

[ ek-struh-vurt, -stroh- ]
/ ˈɛk strəˌvɜrt, -stroʊ- /

noun

an outgoing, gregarious person who thrives in dynamic environments and seeks to maximize social engagement.
Psychology. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment.Compare introvert (def. 2).

adjective Also ex·tro·vert·ed.

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.

verb (used with object)

Psychology. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self.

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Also ex·tra·vert [ek-struh-vurt] /ˈɛk strəˌvɜrt/ .

Origin of extrovert

First recorded in 1665–75; extro- + Latin vertere “to turn”

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH extrovert

extrovert , introvert
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British Dictionary definitions for extrovert

extrovert

extravert

psychol

noun

a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings

adjective

of or characterized by extroversionextrovert tendencies
Compare introvert

Derived forms of extrovert

extroverted or extraverted, adjective

Word Origin for extrovert

C20: from extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -vert, from Latin vertere to turn
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Medical definitions for extrovert

extrovert

n.

An individual interested in others or in the environment as opposed to or to the exclusion of self.
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Cultural definitions for extrovert

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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