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1An outgoing, overtly expressive person.
outgoing person, sociable person, life and soul of the party, socializer, mixer, mingler, social butterfly, socialite, party animalView synonyms
- ‘Instead, it's a private party with added cars, attracting extroverts and speed freaks from various walks of life: motorsport professionals, models, musicians, artists.’
- ‘There are also shy extroverts, who function well in typical social situations but become diffident in intimate encounters or in situations where it is not possible to follow a social script.’
- ‘In taste terms, it was almost over-the-top, like having too many extroverts at a dinner party, spirited but good fun.’
- ‘I've always been an extrovert, the joker in the pack,’ he admits.’
- ‘‘Dick's an extrovert who is passionately committed to football,’ offers Ian.’
- ‘Also, I don't think that it's safe to assume that extroverts have particularly effective social skills.’
- ‘Still, we endure stoically, because the etiquette books - written, no doubt, by extroverts - regard declining to banter as rude and gaps in conversation as awkward.’
- ‘Introverts have figured out that if they leave socializing to the extroverts they'll end up at the bottom of the pile.’
- ‘Ida Worthington, and her husband Fred, who died 15 years ago, were larger-than-life extroverts.’
- ‘On the other hand, there are also children who are complete extroverts and very confident.’
- ‘If he were a spy, he certainly did not stand out from the crowd, though some have described him as an extrovert.’
- ‘Anyhow, the people there are so different to my colleagues and many of my friends who are largely creative extroverts.’
- ‘Of course, I was around a large crowd of extroverts, and my being the only quiet one in the group had its down sides.’
- ‘I always thought extroverts had more than 3 friends.’
- ‘If you are outgoing, an extrovert, then consider careers that give you a chance to be in the spotlight such as management, politics or teaching.’
- ‘The extroverts need to socialize, the introverts dread it.’
- ‘On the surface he was an optimistic extrovert, preaching freedom of conscience and religion; but underneath he was a brooding pessimist, with intransigent, darkly mystical views about the drama of human history and sexuality.’
- ‘Natural extroverts have had the benefit of a lifetime's experience and are perfectly at home in their ‘charged’ state.’
- ‘Stravynski's gang has transformed many wallflowers into extroverts.’
- ‘Are there canny advantages to being socially averse that the extroverts among us never see?’
- 1.1Psychology A person predominantly concerned with external things or objective considerations.Compare with introvert
- ‘Background music can help extroverts focus, but tends to torment introverts.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Whereas the extravert is oriented primarily to events in the outer world, the introvert is primarily concerned with the inner world.’
- ‘Interestingly, the biggest liars were extroverts.’
- ‘Other psychologists using different methods have, like me, found that everyone is either an introvert or an extrovert, though not all of these psychologists use those terms.’
Of, denoting, or typical of an extrovert.‘his extrovert personality made him the ideal host’
outgoing, hail-fellow-well-met, extroverted, sociable, gregarious, socializing, social, genial, cordial, affable, friendly, people-oriented, lively, exuberant, uninhibited, unreserved, demonstrativeView synonyms
- ‘I'm much more outgoing and extrovert, like an excited Labrador.’
- ‘A very jolly extrovert personality, Eileen enjoys the social aspect of the game and she is hugely popular with her sporting friends.’
- ‘Even the most extrovert social butterfly sometimes needs to flutter away from the public gaze.’
- ‘I also worked with the costume designer, the make-up girl and the hairdresser to define a look that matched Julie's extrovert personality.’
- ‘Standing in front of a camera with that much flesh on show I suppose you've got to be pretty extrovert and confident.’
The original spelling extravert is now rare in general use but is found in technical use in psychology
Early 20th century: from extro- (variant of extra-, on the pattern of intro-) + Latin vertere to turn.
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