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Denoting the psychological dynamics that occur inside the mind without reference to the person's exchanges with other people or events.
Synonym(s): intrapersonal
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Existing or occurring within the individual self or mind.

in′tra·per′son·al·ly adv.
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In short, responses from the questionnaire and in-depth interviews pointed to the same conclusion: Self-help group participation has an empowerment effect, intrapersonally, interpersonally and collectively.
Although there were benefits of being a member of a privileged group, the participants struggled intrapersonally with privilege (i.e., had difficulty dealing with their own privilege).
Love heals schisms intrapersonally and interpersonally, and it can unify the disparate and the antithetical.
individual students define themselves through the process, both interpersonally and intrapersonally;
Tools (language) then assist in developing internal signs and meaning (intrapersonally) in relation to their use that was first interpersonally implemented.
A given author's or reader's voice, whether articulated intrapersonally or interpersonally, may echo at different points in this special issue as a teacher, a traveler, a policy maker, a writer, a theorist, a parent, a researcher, an activist.
Using skills to work interpersonally as well as intrapersonally (See Dunn and Dunn, 1979 for a discussion of learning styles).
Since they were the main group with whom I collaborated, they held the strongest influence on how I would develop, both socially and intrapersonally.
This third phase is consistent with Adler's understanding of human motivation as interpersonally based, as opposed to Freud's intrapersonally and internal conflict-based understanding.
Oftentimes we find ourselves exasperated by reason's inability definitively to answer--or more precisely our inability to reason definitively to answers regarding--life's most pressing practical questions.(4) This vexation is felt acutely when we try to convince others of good will and intelligence that a certain course of action is right or best, only to find that they remain unpersuaded by our best reasons and explanations.(5) But this frustration occurs intrapersonally as well as interpersonally.
Similarly, Isbell's zero-one rule can be criticized because it relies upon information about how persons intrapersonally rank outcomes under risk--each person's index number for [O.sub.k] or for [O.sub.l], depends upon her comparative ranking of that outcome, relative to various lotteries of other outcomes--while what we want to know interpersonally is how the occurrence of [O.sub.k] with certainty compares to the occurrence of [O.sub.l] with certainty.
We found that the patterns that emerged in the data centered on the pragmatics of writing and specifically the functions that language serves both interpersonally and intrapersonally. We found first that the students used all of the functions originally identified by Halliday (1975) as appearing in the spoken language of young children (see Table 5).