An extrovert is a friendly person who enjoys talking to and being with other people. Extroverts love parties, talking on the phone, and meeting new people.

This noun has a specialized sense in psychology, and its opposite is introvert.. Psychologists sometimes kick it old school and spell it extravert. As a psychological term, it was borrowed from German extravertiert, from the prefix extra- “outside, beyond” plus Latin vertere “to turn.” Thanks, Carl Jung! Its opposite is introvert, which means shy or turned inward.

Definitions of extrovert
  1. noun

    (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings

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    (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
    type of:

    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

    a human being

  2. adjective

    being concerned with the social and physical environment

    extravert, extraverted, extravertive, extroverted, extrovertive

    extraversive, extroversive

    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality

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