WORD ORIGIN noun an outgoing, gregarious person. . Psychology a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment (opposed to introvert). verb (used with object) . Psychology to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self. Origin of extrovert 1665–75; extro-
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British Dictionary definitions for extroverting extrovert extravert psychol noun a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings adjective of or characterized by extroversion extrovert tendencies Derived Forms extroverted or extraverted, adjective Word Origin for extrovert
extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -vert, from Latin vertere to turn
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Word Origin and History for extroverting n.
extravert (spelled with -o- after 1918, by influence of introvert), from German Extravert, from extra "outside" (see extra-) + Latin vertere "to turn" (see versus).
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.
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n. An individual interested in others or in the environment as opposed to or to the exclusion of self.
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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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