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introversion:

see extroversion and introversionextroversion and introversion,
terms introduced into psychology by Carl Jung to identify opposite psychological types.
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introversion

see EXTRAVERSION and INTROVERSION.

introversion

[¦in·trə¦vər·zhən]
(medicine)
The act or process of turning in upon itself, as a hollow organ.
(psychology)
Preoccupation with the self associated with diminished interest in external events.

introversion

1. Psychol the directing of interest inwards towards one's own thoughts and feelings rather than towards the external world or making social contacts
2. Pathol the turning inside out of a hollow organ or part
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Removal of two items from the Introvertive and four items from the Extrovertive factors maximized their internal reliabilities.
nonetheless qualifies certain of Scholem's assertions, among them the latter's tendency to prefer mysticism of the introvertive type, "a formlessness that overcomes all forms," over the cognitive, "the beholding of the ultimate form - a vision of God in gleams of ecstatic vision" (61-62).
McCreery and Claridge (2002) found four factors, with the negative symptoms factor described in other studies splitting into introvertive anhedonia and asocial schizotypy factors.
Stace (1960: 15) described two types of mystical experience: extravertive, which "looks outward and through the physical senses into the external world and finds the One there," and, in contrast, "the introvertive way [which] turns inward, introspectively, and finds the One at the bottom of the Self.