extrovert

[ek-struh-vurt, -stroh-]
noun
1.
an outgoing, gregarious person.
2.
Psychology. a person characterized by extroversion; a person concerned primarily with the physical and social environment (opposed to introvert ).
adjective
3.
Also, extroverted. Psychology. marked by extroversion.
verb (used with object)
4.
Psychology. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) outward or to things outside the self.
Also, extravert.


Origin:
1665–75; extro- + Latin vertere to turn

extrovert, introvert.
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extrovert or extravert (ˈɛkstrəˌvɜːt)
 
n
1.  a person concerned more with external reality than inner feelings
 
adj
2.  of or characterized by extroversion: extrovert tendencies
 
[C20: from extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -vert, from Latin vertere to turn]
 
extravert or extravert
 
n
 
adj
 
[C20: from extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -vert, from Latin vertere to turn]
 
'extroverted or extravert
 
adj
 
'extraverted or extravert
 
adj

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extrovert
1916, extravert (spelled with -o- after 1918, by influence of introvert), from Ger. Extravert, from extra "outside" + L. vertere "to turn"see versus). With introvert, terms used in Eng. 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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extrovert ex·tro·vert or ex·tra·vert (ěk'strə-vûrt')
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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Example sentences
But many others could be somebody's extroverted next-door neighbor.
In spite of these extroverted tastes he was hypersensitive to criticism and
  could not endure failure or rejection.
He asked other people to rank those composite faces as extroverted or
  introverted.
Under any name, this is a high-powered, unabashedly extroverted company.
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