introvert

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introvert

[′in·trə‚vərt]
(psychology)
An individual whose interests are self-directed, and not directed toward the outside world.
(zoology)
A structure capable of introversion.
To turn inward.
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For the inadequate group, the highest elevations were on the Introversive, Inhibited and Self-Demeaning scales, with mean elevations on these scales significantly higher than either of the antisocial or normal-range groups.
The hypothesis that competitive cyclists would score significantly higher on the Introversive scale of the PACL was not corroborated, F(2,50) = .
In general, those with anorexia nervosa have been characterized as reticent, introversive, constricted, obsessional, and compulsive, whereas those with bulimia nervosa have been characterized as relatively more social, impulsive, and affectively labile.
This introversive focus on the Jewish body polity was given a dramatic boost in the mid-second century, with the ascendance of the Hasmoneans and the establishment of a sovereign state boasting ambitious territorial designs.
The text consists of introversive ponderings on how the two lovers met, the painful quandary of Clement's broken celibacy vows, and his relationship with the older homosexual priest Boniface.