extrovert

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

noun

an outgoing, gregarious person.
Psychology. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment (opposed to introvert).

adjective

Also ex·tro·vert·ed. Psychology. marked by extroversion.

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of extrovert

1665–75; extro- + Latin vertere to turn

Can be confused

extrovert introvert
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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 extroversionextrovert tendencies
Compare introvert

Derived Forms

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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Medicine definitions for extroverting

extrovert


n.

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

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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