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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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The study found a difference in the content of our dreams too, with extroverts more likely to dream of travelling than introverts, whilst people who focus on the inner world are more prone to dreaming about their teeth falling out or punching something with no effect than more outgoing people.
According to psychological type theory, a church shaped by extraverts would give greater emphasis to social activities than a church shaped by introverts, while a church shaped by introverts would give greater opportunities for quiet and reflection, than a church shaped by extraverts.
They cannot see the brilliance in introverts because the latter do not express themselves in the same way as extroverts.
It is interesting to note that the students who selected surgery as a medical specialty were more extroverts than introverts whereas those who selected medicine, paediatrics and gynaecology were mainly introverts and feeling types as reported by a study in the United States.
The terms of introverts and extraverts were invented by Carl Jung based on his assumption that what seems to be a random behavior of people is actually the consequence of people using different parts of their neuronal capacities.
They felt it should tell a complete story - one that reflects the deep inner world many introverts have.
Society tends to favor people who are more outgoing, while characterizing introverts as people who struggle to have successful social interactions.
Introverts tend to mull things over and won't speak until they know exactly what they want to say.
Introverts also excel at making careful decisions that are grounded in research--a plus in an analytical field such as accounting.
Being an introvert is neither an advantage nor an impediment to being a successful entrepreneur, writes Beth Buelow, founder of a coaching company that focuses on introvert entrepreneurs.
Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, recommended the following in a TED blog post to aid introverts in the classroom:
Technology - incidentally, a domain where introverts usually excel - is empowering introverts in more ways than one.