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Definition of "extroversion" [ex•tro•ver•sion]

  • Interest in or behavior directed toward others or one's environment rather than oneself. (noun)
  • A turning inside out, as of an organ or part. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extroversion" in a sentence
  • "The research found that high levels of "extroversion", "agreeableness" and "neuroticism" accelerated the desire of a woman to have a child."
  • "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."