Definition of extrovert in English:


Line breaks: ex¦tro|vert
Pronunciation: /ˈɛkstrəvəːt
(also extravert)


  • 1An outgoing, socially confident person.
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    • Are there canny advantages to being socially averse that the extroverts among us never see?
    • The extroverts need to socialize, the introverts dread it.
    • Also, I don't think that it's safe to assume that extroverts have particularly effective social skills.
    outgoing person, sociable person, life and soul of the party, socializer, mixer, mingler, social butterfly, socialite, party animal
  • 1.1 Psychology A person predominantly concerned with external things or objective considerations. Compare with introvert.
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    • Researchers measured extraversion and introversion among participants with a standard questionnaire and then compared extraverts to introverts by correlating the extraversion score to the strength of the positive-affect boost.
    • Background music can help extroverts focus, but tends to torment introverts.
    • Interestingly, the biggest liars were extroverts.


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Pronunciation: /-ˈvəːʃ(ə)n/
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  • Five major personality traits - conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness and extraversion - continue to evolve as people age.
  • He gave transcripts of these chat-room discussions to a new group of students and asked them to rate specific individuals' behavioral traits such as extraversion, openness and neurosis.
  • It is generally accepted that the traits of neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness represent the core components of personality.


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  • At times you are extroverted, affable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary and reserved.
  • Or maybe he was just the most extroverted and exuberant.
  • On every side we are urged to be as extraverted and as uninhibitedly greedy as possible since it is only the restless and distracted who spend money on the things that advertisers want to sell.


early 20th century: from extro- (variant of extra-, on the pattern of intro-) + Latin vertere 'to turn'.


The original spelling extravert is now rare in general use but is found in technical use in psychology.

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