Introvert



[noun, adjective in-truh-vurt; verb in-truh-vurt] /noun, adjective ˈɪn trəˌvɜrt; verb ˌɪn trəˈvɜrt/

noun
1.
a shy person.
2.
Psychology. a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (opposed to ).
3.
Zoology. a part that is or can be introverted.
adjective
4.
Psychology. marked by .
verb (used with object)
5.
to turn inward:
to introvert one’s anger.
6.
Psychology. to direct (the mind, one’s interest, etc.) partly to things within the self.
7.
Anatomy, Zoology. to turn (a hollow, cylindrical structure) in on itself; invaginate.
noun (ˈɪntrəˌvɜːt)
1.
(psychol) a person prone to introversion
adjective (ˈɪntrəˌvɜːt)
2.
Also introverted. characterized by introversion
verb (ˌɪntrəˈvɜːt)
3.
(transitive) (pathol) to turn (a hollow organ or part) inside out
v.

1650s, from Latin intro- “inward” (see intro-) + vertere “to turn” (see versus). The noun, “introverted person” (opposed to extrovert) is 1918, from German psychology, introduced there by C.G. Jung (1875-1961).

introvert in·tro·vert (ĭn’trə-vûrt’, ĭn’trə-vûrt’)
v. in·tro·vert·ed, in·tro·vert·ing, in·tro·verts

n. (ĭn’trə-vûrt’)

introvert [(in-truh-vurt)]

A term introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed inward. Introverts tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people. (Compare extrovert.)

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