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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.
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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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Table 6 also reveals a similar pattern for the linking preferences of the climate advocate camp in both issue types, however, which suggests that, on the whole, the issue configuration in low-contentious settings in general promotes outward-looking communication, whereas high-contentious issues are characterized by the actors adopting a more introversive perspective.
This type of glass, which stands out due to its dense structure, extraordinary transparency and hardness, is a precondition for introversive swirl elements which, in an interplay with light and the contained beverage, creates visually interesting colour reflections and almost graphic effects, adding artistic elements to any dining or entertainining setting.
Drawing on the work of Jacques Derrida, Kramer dedicates a substantial amount of space to a detailed discussion of the nature of music's perceived ineffability, positing that the sociocultural context of the music "opens up" die ability of music to express linguistically (compare this with Kofi Agawu's seminal work on the relationship or "play" between introversive and extroversive levels in Playing with Signs [Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991], 12-25).
(15) According to Middleton (1990, 221), Jacobson's theory of syntagmatic equivalence, that is, the "introversive signification" or "auto-reflection" characterizing all semiotic processes, is especially noticeable in music.
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.