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Definition someone who thrives (enjoys and does well) when interacting with strangers
  • She's an extrovert with all the qualities that make a great salesperson.
  • Our society prizes extroversion.
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • Can the extroverted personality be any clearer?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Who knew that my extroverted, mercurial, overcaffeinated boyfriend would be so patient, so capable, and so resourceful?
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Vic, tall and skinny and rather quiet, had formed the perfect yin for Roger Breakstone's fat, happy, and extroverted yang.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unlike the more discreet Calderon, who had been recalled to her majesty's court, Argaiz's overtures were aggressive, relentless, and extraverted.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The extrovert beams; then intensity takes over.
    Bharati Mukherjee  --  Jasmine
  • In the OASIS, the fat could become thin, the ugly could become beautiful, and the shy, extroverted.
    Ernest Cline  --  Ready Player One
  • Like her husband, Jackie has a dazzling smile, but she is the introvert to his extrovert.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy

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