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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The study then asked the participants to answer a series of questions on how they sleep at night and grouped their answers depending on whether they fell into the introvert or extrovert group.
What feelings or emotions would come up for an introvert visualizing being in a crowd of people talking and being engaged in activities?
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.
It was only few days back that I was proffesionaly reproached for being an introvert and for not letting people know what I think.
But they wanted Introvert Dreams to be more than just a coloring book.
But while I'm great with introverts, I think our culture is biased toward extroverts.
Introverts tend to mull things over and won't speak until they know exactly what they want to say.
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:
For the introvert, it's a win-win: your circle of friends think you're living life to the fullest, while you're doing what you wanted to do all along.
Timing is everything: Introverts often need time to think things through before throwing out ideas, offering suggestions or coming to conclusions.
However, in regard to the introvert group in our study, there was no sign of an impairment of performance attributable to too much activation or stress.