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also ex·tra·ver·sion  (ĕk′strə-vûr′zhən)
1. Interest in or behavior directed toward others or one's environment rather than oneself.
2. A turning inside out, as of an organ or part.

ex′tro·ver′sive adj.
ex′tro·ver′sive·ly adv.


(ˌɛkstrəˈvɜːʃən) or


1. (Psychology) psychol the directing of one's interest outwards, esp towards social contacts
2. (Pathology) pathol a turning inside out of an organ or part
[C17: from extro- (variant of extra-, contrasting with intro-) + -version, from Latin vertere to turn]
ˌextroˈversive, ˌextraˈversive adj
ˌextroˈversively, ˌextraˈversively adv


or ex•tra•ver•sion

(ˌɛk strəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən, ˈɛk strəˌvɜr-)

the act or state of being concerned primarily with the external environment rather than with one's own thoughts and feelings.
Compare introversion.
[1915–20; German Extraversion < Latin extra- + versus, past participle of vertere to turn]

extraversion, extroversion

1. the act of directing one’s interest outward or to things outside the self.
2. the state of having thoughts and activities satisfied by things outside the self. Cf. introversion. — extravert, n. — extraversive, extravertive, adj.
See also: Self


Concern with things outside rather than with your own thoughts and feelings. Jung first devised the term extroversion—introversion” as a dimension along which people can be divided into psychological types.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extroversion - (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self
outwardness - a concern with or responsiveness to outward things (especially material objects as opposed to ideal concepts); "hearty showmanship and all-round outwardness"
sociability, sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life


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