extrospective vs extroverted what difference

what is difference between extrospective and extroverted

English

Etymology

extrospect +‎ -ive

Adjective

extrospective (comparative more extrospective, superlative most extrospective)

  1. Involving extrospection.


English

Alternative forms

  • (psychology): extraverted, extrovert

Etymology

A variant spelling of extraverted. Popularized as a psychological term by Phyllis Blanchard’s use of extrovert in her 1918 “Psycho-Analytic Study of August Comte”.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstɹəvəːtɪd/, /ɛkstɹəʊˈvəːtɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɛkstɹəˌvəɹtɪd/, /ɛkstɹoʊˈvəɹtɪd/

Verb

extroverted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of extrovert

Adjective

extroverted (comparative more extroverted, superlative most extroverted)

  1. Turned or thrust outwards, especially:
    • 1671, John Webster, Metallographa, p. 197:
      The external and combustible Sulphur… is… protruded and extroverted.
    1. (informal psychology) Of or characteristic of the personality of an extrovert: outgoing, sociable.
      She’s very extroverted. She’s always out meeting new people and looking for new experiences.
    2. (medicine) Synonym of inside-out.
      an extroverted bladder

Usage notes

Technical papers in psychology overwhelmingly prefer extraverted, although the spelling extroverted has become more common in general use.

Synonyms

  • extrorse (botany)

Antonyms

  • introverted

Translations

References

  • “extrovert, v.”, in OED Online ⁠, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1894.
  • Scott Barry Kaufman, “The Difference between ExtrAversion and ExtrOversion”, Beautiful Minds, Scientific American, Springer Nature America, 2015.

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