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1. Of, relating to, or located within the limits or surface; inner.
2. Residing in or dependent on essential nature; intrinsic: the internal contradictions of the theory.
3. Located, acting, or effective within the body.
4. Of or relating to mental or spiritual nature: "An internal sense of righteousness dwindles into an external concern for reputation" (A.R. Gurney, Jr.).
5. Of or relating to the domestic affairs of a nation, group, or business.

[Middle English internall, from Old French internel, from Medieval Latin internālis, from Latin internus, from inter, within; see en in Indo-European roots.]

in′ter·nal′i·ty (-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
in·ter′nal·ly adv.
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Noun1.internality - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
otherworldliness, spiritism, spirituality, spiritualism - concern with things of the spirit
introversion - (psychology) an introverted disposition; concern with one's own thoughts and feelings
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Feeling into Thought" is particularly concerned with the "close alliance in Coleridge's thought between the internality of feeling and the validity of the ideas derived from it" (26).
1981) `Differentiating Among Internality, Powerful Others, and Chance', In H.
The concept of internality is much the same as that offered by Rotter (1966, 1975); the external dimension has been extended to include two types of external orientations, `chance' and `powerful others'.
The pure internality of Cluster Praxis precludes any externalized political engagement, and desire is indeed dissipated.
I wanted to say a few things about the evolution of the book, which really began as an effort to redress two dominant accounts of Renaissance literary history: first, the notion that the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new emphasis upon internality, privacy, individuality, whereas the Catholic Church had focused heavily upon externality, ritualization, publicness; and, second, the notion that the literary forms unleashed by Protestantism accordingly privileged a private, idiosyncratic, and spontaneous voice unencumbered by institutional constraints.
In 1998, Gadzella, Masten, and Stacks reported significant correlations between the SSI scores and the scores in three other instruments: Inventory of Learning Processes (Schmeck, Ribich, & Ramanaiah, 1977); Test Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, 1980); and Internality, Powerful Others, and Chance Locus of Control (Leverson, 1981).
Perceptions about one's ability to exercise primary control are dependent upon both a subjective personality variable, Internality of Control (see Rotter, 1966), and the objective characteristics (i.
We hypothesized that CEO internality lowers the failure rate, especially when firm performance in 1990-1991 is poor.
Developing internality and perceived competence: The empowerment of adolescent girls.
The chance scale measures the extent to which a person believes that chance has an important effect on his/her experiences and outcomes; the powerful others scale measures the extent to which a person believes that other people have a major influence on his/ her experiences and outcomes, and the internality scale measures the extent to which a person believes that he/she has control over his/her own life.
Internality refers to factors within the individual, such as ability, effort and mood.
Thus, although he admits that the debates about hsing in 6A: 1-3 do not appear to be about the relationship of yi to the heart/mind, Shun reads them in light of the debates about the internality of yi in 6A:4-5.