extroversion[eks′trə vʉr′z̸hən, -s̸hən]
- Extroversion is defined as the quality of being outgoing and directing attention to things other than yourself.
When a person likes going out all the time and being the center of attention, this is an example of extroversion.
- Med. exstrophy
Origin of extroversionGerPsychol. an attitude in which one's interest is directed to things outside oneself and to other persons rather than to oneself or one's experiences
Origin of extroversionaltered ; from German extraversion ; from Classical Latin extra- (see extra-) + Medieval Latin versio, a turning ; from Classical Latin versus: see verse
- Interest in or behavior directed toward others or one's environment rather than oneself.
- A turning inside out, as of an organ or part.
(usually uncountable, plural extroversions)
- (concern with or an orientation toward others): introversion