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Related to extravert: agreeableness, ambivert, extroverted, introversion, sensing


1. a person whose interest is turned outward.
2. to turn one's interest outward to the external world.


(eks'tră-vĕrt), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation extrovert.
A gregarious person whose chief interests lie outside the self, and who is socially self-confident and involved in the affairs of others. Compare: introvert.
Synonym(s): extrovert


/ex·tra·vert/ (eks´trah-vert) extrovert.


Variant of extrovert.


See extrovert.


1. One who tends to be unusually shy, introspective, self-centered, and avoids becoming concerned with or involved in the affairs of others.
Compare: extrovert
2. To turn a structure into itself.


A gregarious person whose chief interests lie outside the self, and who is socially self confident and involved in the affairs of others.
Synonym(s): extravert
Compare: introvert


A person whose concerns are directed outward rather than inward, who is positive, active, optimistic, gregarious, impulsive, fond of excitement, often aggressive, and sometimes unreliable. The concept was invented by Carl Jung who also described the opposite personality type, the introvert. Also known as extrovert. See also JUNGIAN THEORY.
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No significant differences in linguistic accuracy existed between extraverts and introverts.
Respondents with MBTI introvert personality scored high as reflective learners in ILS; respondents with MBTI extravert personality scored high as active learners in ILS.
Extraverts often engage in "actions [that are] directed toward obtaining power and dominance" (Barrick, Stewart, & Piotrowski, 2002, p.
In other experiments (Colquhoun, 1960; Colquhoun & Corcoran, 1964), introverts performed better than extraverts in the morning.
Reading it, I felt as if this very humble extravert (if that's not a contradiction in terms) was sitting alongside me and talking to me personally.
The low extravert will find it difficult to be so motivated and will require very strong stimuli to engage in rewarding activities.
Consequently, the extravert will seek out stimuli that increase arousal (bright lights, loud noises, sexual stimulation, danger); all that is likely to attract the growing child to go after forbidden fruit.
The fifth level of learning is extravert meaning that the entire organization which currently works and also the future environment which will work; always do learn; it is important for an organization to assure capability of assessment and understanding current market trend and reaction to new technologies and social-political factors which change the environment (same source).
The extravert feels more positive feelings in social situations than in not social situations (Pavot, Diener, & Fujita, 1990).
In difficult times for the country, HSIA can help the Greek economy become more extravert by promoting exports.
We typically use personality, in contrast, to distinguish one person from another--for example, a friendly, careless extravert in contrast to a cold, conscientious introvert.