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introvert

1introvert

verb in·tro·vert \ˈin-trə-ˌvərt\

Definition of INTROVERT

transitive verb
:  to turn inward or in upon itself: as
a :  to concentrate or direct upon oneself
b :  to produce psychological introversion in

Origin of INTROVERT

intro- + -vert (as in divert)
First Known Use: 1669

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

2introvert

noun

: a shy person : a quiet person who does not find it easy to talk to other people

Full Definition of INTROVERT

1
:  something (as the retractile proboscis of some worms) that is or can be drawn in especially by invagination
2
:  one whose personality is characterized by introversion; broadly :  a reserved or shy person

Examples of INTROVERT

  1. <although interested in the public welfare, he was too much of an introvert to consider personally running for political office>

First Known Use of INTROVERT

1883

Related to INTROVERT

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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