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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.introversive - directed inward; marked by interest in yourself or concerned with inner feelings
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
unsociable - not inclined to society or companionship; "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved"; "generally unsociable except with intimate friends"; "unsociable behavior"; "an unsociable neighborhood"
ambiversive - intermediate between introversive and extroversive
extraversive, extroversive - directed outward; marked by interest in others or concerned with external reality
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Matching the degrees of compilation book (Qur'an) to the book of creation (universe) and also the introversive book shows that the only way in Islamic mysticism that ensures traversing sublime mystical stages is known as (statesmanship) that resorting to the roadster of affection and love or abstinence and self-control involves mystic's journey in Divine names, annihilation in God's great names and ultimately his survival to the realities.
Behind the introversive character of Aboriginal groups is the concomitant primacy of kin relationships in ordering the social world.
The first scale assesses a continuum going from a participative, involved, and extroversive orientation at the low end, to a detached, internal, and introversive orientation at the high pole.