inner-directed

inner-directed

adj
(Philosophy) guided by one's own conscience and values rather than external pressures to conform. Compare other-directed
ˈinner-diˈrection n

in′ner-direct′ed



adj.
guided by one's own set of values rather than by external pressures.
[1945–50]
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If you want more help with raising happy, spiritually competent, inner-directed, successful kids, read Margot Sunderland's The Science of Parenting and Paul Tough's How Children Succeed.
In "The Lonely Crowd," the American sociologist David Riesman identified three broad cultural types: tradition-directed cultures that look to inherited rituals, morals and values for guidance; inner-directed cultures, in which people behave according to self-nourished values; and other-directed cultures that react predominantly to external norms and peer influences.
Instead of being inner-directed leaders driven by their own beliefs, they become outer-directed pleasers driven by incomplete numbers.
Here he begins with Bourdieu but quickly turns to Riesman's classic The Lonely Crowd (1950) and his inner-directed and outer-directed social character exemplars.
They did not understand consciousness as relating to external objects, but as being inner-directed and as referring to one's own mental states (5-8).
Quantum Leap for the Soul Registrants will learn how to become an inner-directed being and access infinite wisdom and soul guidance for quantum leaps and harmonious living as the glorious Be-ing that you are.
At least within the realm of blues music, black women have continued to formulate and portray a more inner-directed sexuality that both challenges and resists patriarchal, racist, and class-based assumptions regarding a black woman's place.
Whatever the popes intended, an inner-directed evangelization in the current unsettled state within the church risks being seen as a way to characterize liberal Catholics who want the renewal and reform of the church promised by the Second Vatican Council as disloyal and even lacking in faith.
or Cubans as a people possessed of an interior history or as a nation possessed of an inner-directed destiny.
His November 1964 'Open Letter to Bob Dylan1 aired a position, felt by many, that Dylan had abandoned political commentary: 'Your new songs seem to be inner-directed now, inner-probing, self-conscious - maybe even a little maudlin or a little cruel on occasion.
The third and fourth groups on the right that the LGBT left needs to understand are inner-directed social conservatives and outer-directed social conservatives.
Talich's conception is perhaps in a certain sense more dramatic, dynamically stormier, and more immediate in expression, but Mackerras enraptures us with his more inner-directed view, eventually just as effective in terms of construction.