extroverted

Extroverted describes someone who's outgoing and social. Your extroverted friend wants to go to out and meet people, but your other friend would rather do the opposite — stay home and read books.

First used in modern psychology around 1918, the adjective extroverted has origins in the German word extra, meaning "outward," and the Latin word vertere, meaning "to turn." So extroverted people look outward rather than toward their inner thoughts. They're outgoing, expressive, and interested in what's going on around them. If you're extroverted, you probably enjoy parties and can move through the room with ease chatting with everyone whether you know them or not.

Definitions of extroverted
  1. adjective
    at ease in talking to others
    synonyms: forthcoming, outgoing
    sociable
    inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
  2. adjective
    being concerned with the social and physical environment
    synonyms: extravert, extraverted, extravertive, extrovert, extrovertive
    extraversive, extroversive
    directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
  3. adjective
    not introspective; examining what is outside yourself
    synonyms: extrospective
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    Antonyms:
    introspective, introverted, self-examining
    given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
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