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Extraverion is an aspect of the Extraversion and introversion continuum and is a well studied personality trait in its own right.

Extraversion is "the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self".[1] Extraverts tend to be very socialble and to be assertive, enthusiastic, talkative, and gregarious. They take pleasure in activities that involve large social gatherings, such as parties, community activities, public demonstrations, and business or political groups. Politics, teaching, sales, managing, brokering are fields that favor extraversion. An extraverted person is likely to enjoy time spent with people and find less reward in time spent alone. They enjoy risk-taking and often show leadership abilities.[2]

An extravert is energized when around other people. Extraverts tend to "fade" when alone and can easily become bored without other people around. Extraverts tend to think as they speak. When given the chance, an extravert will talk with someone else rather than sit alone and think.

Measurement of extraversion

Neuroscience of extraversion

See also

  • Extraversion

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References & Bibliography

  1. Merriam Webster Dictionary.
  2. Extroversion Gale Encyclopedia of Childhood & Adolescence. Gale Research, 1998.

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