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1. a person whose interest is turned outward.
2. to turn one's interest outward to the external world.
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(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
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Variant of extrovert.
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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
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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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I later in life found out about very interesting theories on introverts, extraverts and ambiverts as a mix of the two and that genetics has a lot to say about the tendencies within us, the conclusion being that what makes us being different is the place we take our energy from and how we reboot our brain activity: introverts use to spend their time alone and tend to be creative, whilst the extraverts gather their energy through the interaction with other people, often showing their charm and charisma every chance they get.
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Using the Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory, the Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale and administrating a simple and a complex verbal fluency task and the coding subtest of the WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children), they found that extraverted children of both sexes did better than introverted children on both measures of verbal fluency and the nonverbal coding task.
This dimension closely relates to Jung's extravert and introvert personality indicators.
TABLE 2: Results for HBQ test score and ininterview result by Participant Results in HBQ Results confirmed in interview ct 189 (very thick boundary) Extravert, thick boundary PF 176 (verythick boundary) Extravert, thick boundary KM 112 (thick boundary) Introvert, thick boundary PK 53 (thin boundary) Introvert, thin boundary DL 61 (thin boundary) Introvert, thin boundary SK 67 (thin boundary) Introvert, thin boundary TABLE 3: Results by experiment for general discrimination rate for thick and thin boundary group participants, with difference between group and difference by vowel within group.
Twenty-four SGLs possessed learning styles of the extravert type while nine SGLs were identified to have one of the two introvert learning styles.
Western civilization of late have one-sidedly developed extraverted thinking.
The INFP teacher, however, is likely to experience difficulty in having their preference for introversion valued in a predominantly extravert culture.
He's a sanguine extravert who is, at his core, a quick-start entrepreneur.
The extravert feels more positive feelings in social situations than in not social situations (Pavot, Diener, & Fujita, 1990).
Abdel Maksoud went on to explain that large handwriting can mean extravert and outgoing, or it can mean that the writer puts on an act of confidence, although this behaviour might not be obvious to strangers.
Someone who is extraverted, he (1975) hypothesized, has good, strong inhibition: When confronted by traumatic stimulation - such as a car crash - the extravert's brain inhibits itself, which means that it becomes "numb," you might say, to the trauma, and therefore will remember very little of what happened.