introversion

[ in-truh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n, in-truh-vur- ]SEE DEFINITION OF introversion
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And the fatal round of introversion and "complex" starts once more.

For some time I have employed the concept of introversion for this condition.

Yet was he far from being a recluse, or from being disposed to an excess of introversion.

And as those in the know have told me, Introversion is the end as far as those outside are concerned.

Introversion must be the same as scuttling, its main purpose to withhold secrets and materiel from the enemy.

This concentration upon the inner world of thought is nothing else than introversion.

We recognise clearly in this definition the primordial tendency to introversion.

This terminology, Introversion and Extroversion, is bound up with my way of regarding mental phenomena as forms of energy.

The introversion type only knows the thought principle, and the extroversion type only that of feeling.

This habit of introversion and lack of practicality changed its forms as he grew older, but never left him.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, of thought or contemplation, from Modern Latin introversionem, noun of action from past participle stem of *introvertere (see introvert). Meaning "tendency to withdraw from the world" is from 1912.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INTROVERSION

introspection

nounself-analysis
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