Examples of extrovert in a sentence
<a natural extrovert, he mixes well in any social situation>
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Extrovert (sometimes spelled extravert) means basically "turned outward"—that is, toward things outside oneself. The word was coined by the eminent psychologist C. G. Jung in the early 20th century. The opposite personality type, in Jung's view, was the introvert. Extroverts seem to be favored by societies such as ours, even though introverts seem to be on average more mentally gifted. Psychologists have said that the only personality traits that can be identified in newborn infants are shyness and lack of shyness, which are fairly close to—but not really the same as—introversion and extroversion.
Origin and Etymology of extrovert
modification of German extravertiert, from Latin extra- + vertere
First Known Use: 1918
EXTROVERT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of extrovert for English Language Learners
: a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people : an outgoing person
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