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  • She’s an extrovert with all the qualities that make a great salesperson.
  • Our society prizes extroversion.
  • A car pulled up behind them and honked, so Colin returned to driving, and by the time they were in the cavernous parking lot of the nursing home, they had settled on five variables: Age (A)
    Popularity Differential (C)
    Attractiveness Differential (H)
    Dumper/ Dumpee Differential (D)
    Introvert/ Extrovert Differential (P)
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Who knew that my extroverted, mercurial, overcaffeinated boyfriend would be so patient, so capable, and so resourceful?
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • They showed that I was clever, imaginative, irresponsible, untrustworthy, extrovert, nothing you couldn’t have guessed.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Captain Flume had entered his bed that night a buoyant extrovert and left it the next morning a brooding introvert, and Chief White Halfoat proudly regarded the new Captain Flume as his own creation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Everyone at Devon had many public faces; in class we looked, if not exactly scholarly, at least respectably alert; on the playing fields we looked like innocent extroverts; and in the Butt Room we looked, very strongly, like criminals.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Can the extroverted personality be any clearer?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Justice and I became the best of friends, though we were opposites in many ways: he was extroverted, I was introverted; he was lighthearted, I was serious.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He is a hulking, extroverted Mississippian who quit school after the ninth grade and fought the Germans in World War II.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy

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  • Vic, tall and skinny and rather quiet, had formed the perfect yin for Roger Breakstone’s fat, happy, and extroverted yang.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Through his window, with the lights turned off in his own apartment, he watched two extroverted lovers who lived in an apartment across the way.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The speech of Texas, as big and as extroverted as that star, is another large swath of Inland Southern dialect, with its own variations and history.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • IF THE BEATING HEART is pure theater, a playful, moody, extroverted organ cavorting in the chest, then the liver, sitting under the diaphragm, is a figurative painting, stolid and silent.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • This constraint, once the world of common, extroverted experience has been renounced, can only be found in the very processes or disciplines by which art and literature have already imitated the former.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • Well," he said, "there have been cases—not mine, thank God—where the patient didn’t become cheerfully extroverted but became completely and cheerfully amoral."
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Like her husband, Jackie has a dazzling smile, but she is the introvert to his extrovert.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The quintessential hard-core smoker, according to Eysenck, is an extrovert, the kind of person who is sociable, likes parties, has many friends, needs to have people to talk to….
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • If you bundle all of these extroverts’ traits together — defiance, sexual precocity, honesty, impulsiveness, indifference to the opinion of others, sensation seeking — you come up with an almost perfect definition of the kind of person many adolescents are drawn to.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In a series of large and well-designed studies of twins — particularly twins separated at birth and reared apart — geneticists have shown that most of the character traits that make us who we are — friendliness, extroversion, nervousness, openness, and so on — are about half determined by our genes and hall determined by our environment, and the assumption has always been that this environment that makes such a big difference in our lives is the environment of the home.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
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