introversion


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in·tro·ver·sion

 (ĭn′trə-vûr′zhən)
n.
1. The act or process of introverting or the condition of being introverted.
2. Psychology The direction of or tendency to direct one's thoughts and feelings toward oneself.

in′tro·ver′sive (-vûr′sĭv) adj.

introversion

(ˌɪntrəˈvɜːʃən)
n
1. (Psychology) psychol the directing of interest inwards towards one's own thoughts and feelings rather than towards the external world or making social contacts
2. (Pathology) pathol the turning inside out of a hollow organ or part
ˌintroˈversive, ˌintroˈvertive adj

in•tro•ver•sion

(ˌɪn trəˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən, ˈɪn trəˌvɜr-)

n.
1. the act of directing one's interest inward or to things within the self.
2. the state of being concerned primarily with one's own thoughts and feelings rather than with the external environment.
Compare extroversion.
[1645–55; intro- + -version, extracted from conversion, reversion, etc.]
in`tro•ver′sive, in`tro•ver′tive, adj.

introversion Psychology.

1. the act of directing one’s interest inward or toward the self.
2. the state of being interested chiefly in one’s own inner thoughts, feelings, and processes. Cf. extraversion. — introvert, n. — introvertive, introversive, adj.
See also: Self

introversion

A tendency to turn inward, first examined by Jung, which often results in avoidance of social contact, isolation and loneliness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introversion - the condition of being folded inward or sheathed
condition - a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
2.introversion - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surfaceintroversion - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface; "the invagination of the blastula"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
3.introversion - (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
internality, inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
unsociability, unsociableness - an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
ambiversion - (psychology) a balanced disposition intermediate between extroversion and introversion
extraversion, extroversion - (psychology) an extroverted disposition; concern with what is outside the self
Translations

introversion

[ˌɪntrəʊˈvɜːʃən] Nintroversión f

introversion

n (Psych) → Introversion f

introversion

[ˌɪntrəʊˈvɜːʃn] nintroversione f

in·tro·ver·sion

n. inversión, introversión, acto de concentración de una persona en sí misma, con disminución del interés por el mundo externo.

introversion

n (psych, etc.) introversión f
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