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in·tro·vert

 (ĭn′trə-vûrt′, ĭn′trə-vûrt′)
tr.v. in·tro·vert·ed, in·tro·vert·ing, in·tro·verts
1. To turn or direct inward.
2. Psychology To concentrate (one's interests) upon oneself.
3. Medicine To turn (a tubular organ or part) inward upon itself.
n. (ĭn′trə-vûrt′)
1. Psychology An introverted person.
2. Medicine An anatomical structure that is capable of being introverted.

[intro- + Latin vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

introvert

n
(Psychology) psychol a person prone to introversion
adj
(Psychology) Also: introverted characterized by introversion
vb
(Pathology) (tr) pathol to turn (a hollow organ or part) inside out
[C17: see intro-, invert]

in•tro•vert

(ˈɪn trəˌvɜrt)
n.
1. a shy person; a person concerned primarily with inner thoughts and feelings rather than with the physical or social environment.
2. Psychol. a person who exhibits introversion.
adj.
3. marked by introversion.
v.t.
4. to turn inward; introspect.
[1660–70; intro- + -vert, extracted form convert, revert, etc.; (n.) compare extrovert]

introvert


Past participle: introverted
Gerund: introverting

Imperative
introvert
introvert
Present
I introvert
you introvert
he/she/it introverts
we introvert
you introvert
they introvert
Preterite
I introverted
you introverted
he/she/it introverted
we introverted
you introverted
they introverted
Present Continuous
I am introverting
you are introverting
he/she/it is introverting
we are introverting
you are introverting
they are introverting
Present Perfect
I have introverted
you have introverted
he/she/it has introverted
we have introverted
you have introverted
they have introverted
Past Continuous
I was introverting
you were introverting
he/she/it was introverting
we were introverting
you were introverting
they were introverting
Past Perfect
I had introverted
you had introverted
he/she/it had introverted
we had introverted
you had introverted
they had introverted
Future
I will introvert
you will introvert
he/she/it will introvert
we will introvert
you will introvert
they will introvert
Future Perfect
I will have introverted
you will have introverted
he/she/it will have introverted
we will have introverted
you will have introverted
they will have introverted
Future Continuous
I will be introverting
you will be introverting
he/she/it will be introverting
we will be introverting
you will be introverting
they will be introverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been introverting
you have been introverting
he/she/it has been introverting
we have been introverting
you have been introverting
they have been introverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been introverting
you will have been introverting
he/she/it will have been introverting
we will have been introverting
you will have been introverting
they will have been introverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been introverting
you had been introverting
he/she/it had been introverting
we had been introverting
you had been introverting
they had been introverting
Conditional
I would introvert
you would introvert
he/she/it would introvert
we would introvert
you would introvert
they would introvert
Past Conditional
I would have introverted
you would have introverted
he/she/it would have introverted
we would have introverted
you would have introverted
they would have introverted

introvert

A person whose interests are directed inwardly rather than outwardly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introvert - (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
extravert, extrovert - (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
Verb1.introvert - fold inwards; "some organs can invaginate"
draw in, retract - pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"
intussuscept - introvert or invaginate; "the intussuscepted gut"
2.introvert - turn inside; "He introverted his feelings"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Translations
مُنْطَوٍ على ذاتِه
introvert
indadvendt
befelé forduló egyén
innhverfur maîur
intravertas
introverts
introvert
içine kapanık kimse

introvert

[ˈɪntrəʊvɜːt]
A. ADJintrovertido
B. Nintrovertido/a m/f

introvert

[ˈɪntrəvɜːrt]
nintroverti(e) m/f
adjintroverti(e)

introvert

n (Psych) → Introvertierte(r) mf; to be an introvertintrovertiert sein
vt (Psych) → nach innen wenden; (Biol) → nach innen stülpen

introvert

[ˈɪntrəʊˌvɜːt] n, adjintroverso/a

introvert

(ˈintrəvəːt) noun
a person who is more concerned with his own thoughts and feelings than with other people or happenings outside him.

introvert

n introvertido -da mf
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In the most worn, pedantic, introverted self-tormenter's life, the greatest part is incalculable by him, unforeseen, unimaginable, and must be, until he can take himself up by his own ears.
"Extroverts gain energy from social interaction, introverts have to expend energy in social situations.
Crowded networking events can be a source of dread for introverts. But Holly Raider, a clinical professor of management at the Kellogg School of Management, believes introverts can be just as skilled at networking as extroverts if they learn to ignore the crowd and focus on shaping individual conversations.
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Summary: Introverts are already walking around in a hyper-aroused state.
It can be a hurdle for introverts that to make friends you have to talk to people.
For the many early-career introverts who will attend the 18th Annual AMS Student Conference, the idea of talking to your dream graduate school advisor or a representative from your ideal workplace is understandably daunting.
The former hypothesis is based on a claim that introverts would benefit from interactions through SNSs and that online social behaviors would compensate for the deficiency of their offline social life (e.g., Moore & McElroy, 2012; Orr et al., 2009; Valkenburg & Peter, 2007); in the latter hypothesis it is suggested that extroverts would take more advantage of SNSs, and that their offline social skills would enhance their online interactions (e.g., Muscanell & Guadagno, 2012).
Introverts gain energy by reflecting and expend energy when interacting, clinical psychologist and professor Laurie Helgoe writes in her book Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength.
They are 17.7 per cent more likely to feel satisfied with their level of energy during waking hours than introverts.
The extraversion/introversion dichotomy is concerned with how individuals obtain their energy: extraverts prefer to draw energy from the outer world of people and things, and introverts prefer to draw energy from the inner world of ideas.