inward aggression

inward aggression

[in′wərd]
Etymology: AS, inweard
destructive behavior that is directed against oneself. See also aggression, masochism.
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Like the Western Dani, the Muyu, the Gebusi, the Hewa and the Ankave, the Korowai are yet another New Guinean people with a high degree of inward aggression.