gregarious gri-ˈger-ē-əs adjective
1. instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
2. (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species
3. (of plants) growing in groups that are close together
The word gregarious has appeared in 65 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 29 in “Dusty Baker Hired as Astros’ Manager in Wake of Scandal” by James Wagner:
Hoping to move past one of the biggest scandals in baseball history, the Houston Astros are turning to one of the most accomplished managers on the market: Dusty Baker.
The Astros announced on Wednesday that they had hired Baker, who has 22 years of major league managing experience, to replace A.J. Hinch, who was fired along with General Manager Jeff Luhnow over the sign-stealing scandal deployed by the Astros in 2017 and 2018.
…. Baker has been known much more for his gregarious personality and people skills than his skills as a baseball tactician. But at each of his previous stops, Baker’s teams saw immediate improvement in his first season as manager. A tough task lies ahead with the Astros, who still do not have a general manager.