[Vocabulary] social

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What is the difference between?

1) I am a social person.
2) I am a communicative person.
 

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Not a lot, in effect, if by 'social' you mean 'sociable'. A single person is not usually called 'social' - but you do hear things like 'Homo sapiens is a social animal' (where it means 'participating in social contacts/networks').

But it rather depends what you mean by 'communicative'; the prefix 'com-' (cum - 'with') suggests to me that there's a sender and a receiver involved. But sometimes 'communicative' is just used to mean talkative, voluble or opinionated, and in that case someone can impart information without being sociable.)

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Is I am an extroverted person a common expression among native speakers?

 

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There's a noun that does that job more efficiently: 'I'm an extrovert' [also spelt extravert.

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'I'm an extrovert' [also spelt extravert.

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I didn't know that until I checked, Bob.

You're right, of course, but I'd advise students to stick to 'extrovert' so as not to be thought wrong.

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:up: I had a feeling it was a, so looked it up! But I'm happy with o ;-)

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:up: I had a feeling it was a, so looked it up! But I'm happy with o ;-)

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Vice versa for me. I've always spelt it "extrovert" (same with "introvert") and was very surprised to see "extravert".
 
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