from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Interest in or behavior directed toward others or one's environment rather than oneself.
- n. A turning inside out, as of an organ or part.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Concern with or an orientation toward others or what is outside oneself; behavior expressing such an orientation; the definitive characteristic of an extrovert.
- n. The condition of being extrorse, or turned wrong side out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition of being turned wrong side out.
- n. the trait of being interested primarily in things in one's external environement, rather than one's own thoughts and feelings.
- n. the act of directing one's interests primarily toward things in one's external environement, rather than one's own thoughts and feelings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a turning inside out, as of the eyelids (see eversion) or of the bladder—in the latter case, a congenital malformation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self
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Even if a genetic variant seems to cause a particular behavior — such as extroversion or verbal fluency — in one environment, it may have no effect, or the opposite effect, in a different environment.
Inherited genes may lead to certain physiological effects, which could account for personality traits common among entrepreneurs, such as extroversion and openness to new experiences, Shane says.
The research found that high levels of "extroversion", "agreeableness" and "neuroticism" accelerated the desire of a woman to have a child.
Prior research had established that clearly positive personality qualities - such as extroversion, emotional stability and conscientiousness - had helpful effects on both the performance and the development of leaders.
People who score high on personality traits such as extroversion (think, outgoing) and agreeableness (cooperative) are most likely to enjoy group classes and team sports, Hagger told LiveScience.
Set in Our Ways: Why Change Is So Hard development often focus on traits such as extroversion, conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism and openness to new experiences.
Noting the many contradictions with regard to introversion/extroversion, energy/rest, and openness/sensitivity, he explained how many artists can function in more than one mode simultaneously.
Scarcely acquainted with the concept of modesty, the Marchesa Casati's public persona also trailed extroversion like tendrils of strong perfume.
The reason is pretty straightforward: at first encounter, extroverted people are more likely to reveal their personality than introverts; extroversion acts as an amplifier of human traits.
Consistent with the Back and colleagues study, signals such as cheerfulness and positive facial expressions were particularly related to extroversion.