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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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The terms of introverts and extraverts were invented by Carl Jung based on his assumption that what seems to be a random behavior of people is actually the consequence of people using different parts of their neuronal capacities.
Introverts won't show or discuss their work before they themselves are satisfied, while most extraverts share instinctively.
Extraverts in comparison to introverts have less cortical arousal and more mental reactive inhibition.
This dimension closely relates to Jung's extravert and introvert personality indicators.
Twenty-four SGLs possessed learning styles of the extravert type while nine SGLs were identified to have one of the two introvert learning styles.
In the extravert subsample, baseline credibility and the low confidence condition were significant predictors ([beta] = .
The INFP teacher, however, is likely to experience difficulty in having their preference for introversion valued in a predominantly extravert culture.
After the car crash, the extravert might feel as if he had "blank ed out" during the event, and may ask others to fill them in on what happened.
Jung has divided human beings into two main types," writes Huxley, "the introvert and the extravert.
If you get energy from being around people and process information externally, then you are classified as an extravert.