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  • n. Plural form of extrovert.


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  • (link) The definition of extroverts is that they batten on the energy of being around others, sort of like vampires: introverts, on the other hand, feel drained by it.

    mroctober: Breach

  • Are there any significant chemical and structural differences between the brains of individuals that have been identified as extroverts and individuals who have been identified as introverts?

    Serendip's Exchange -

  • Brookhiser, a biographer of several presidents, suggests that the personalities of most leaders fall into one of several types — "extroverts" like Truman, "ringmasters" like Franklin Roosevelt, or "scholars" like Jefferson.

    Close Up: George W. Bush

  • We should stop thinking that average family income and the income of the median family have anything to do with one another, or that enthusiastic and normal users of communications tools are doing similar things, or that extroverts should be only moderately more connected than normal people.

    Learn to love uncertainty and failure, say leading thinkers | Edge question

  • Readers have put up some great clarifications and excellent suggestions on ways for introverts and extroverts to survive at conferences.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2010 » April

  • Yet that's too simplistic an explanation, even though studies show that the powerful are the best liars, partly because they're extroverts and extroverts lie better than introverts and persist in their lies longer.

    Pamela Meyer: Seven Big Lies About Lying

  • At times, all of us—even extroverts—would be better off being left alone with our thoughts.

    Avoiding The Limelight

  • She then goes to Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., to meet an evangelical pastor, Adam McHugh, whose beef is that evangelical Christianity is for extroverts only.

    Avoiding The Limelight

  • We could let introverted children remain that way without pestering them to be more socially aggressive, for instance, or we could stop rewarding extroverts like the over-exuberant stock-pickers on television and maybe become better investors by quietly going about our business, like Warren Buffett.

    Avoiding The Limelight

  • Instead, they seek out young people whose extracurricular passions require extroverts with social skills and "interestingness."

    Michael Bastedo, Ph.D.: Is Higher Education More Like a Business? No, Business Is More Like Higher Ed


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