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introversion

 [in″tro-ver´zhun]
1. the turning outside in, more or less completely, of an organ, or the resulting condition.
2. preoccupation with oneself, with reduction of interest in the outside world.

in·tro·ver·sion

(in'trō-ver'zhŭn),
1. The turning of a structure into itself.
See also: intussusception, invagination.
2. A trait of preoccupation with oneself, as practiced by an introvert. Compare: extraversion.
[intro- + L. verto, pp. versus, to turn]

introversion

/in·tro·ver·sion/ (-ver´zhun)
1. the turning outside in, more or less completely, of an organ, or the resulting condition.
2. preoccupation with oneself, with reduction of interest in the outside world.

introversion

(ĭn′trə-vûr′zhən)
n.
1. The act or process of introverting or the condition of being introverted.
2. Psychology The direction of or tendency to direct one's thoughts and feelings toward oneself.

in′tro·ver′sive (-vûr′sĭv) adj.

introversion

[-vur′zhən]
Etymology: L, intro + vertere, to turn
1 the tendency to direct one's interests, thoughts, and energies inward or toward things concerned with the self.
2 the state of being totally or primarily concerned with one's own intrapsychic experience. Also spelled intraversion. Compare extroversion.

in·tro·ver·sion

(in'trō-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The turning of a structure into itself.
See also: intussusception, invagination
2. A trait of preoccupation with oneself, as practiced by an introvert.
Compare: extraversion
[intro- + L. verto, pp. versus, to turn]

introversion

1. A physical turning in upon itself, as may occur with a hollow organ.
2. A directing of psychic energy in upon the self. See also INTROVERT.

introversion

a personality trait characterized by a focus on one's own inner world rather than the outside world and a tendency to be reserved and to avoid social situations. The opposite of extraversion. introvert a person who manifests introversion. adj . introverted.

in·tro·ver·sion

(in'trō-vĕr'zhŭn)
The turning of a structure into itself.
See also: invagination
[intro- + L. verto, pp. versus, to turn]

introversion

the turning outside in, more or lees completely, of an organ.
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Negative linkages with Introvertive Mysticism, Interpretation of Mysticism, and Integrative Self-Knowledge pointed toward an Extrinsic Social incompatibility with both religious and psychological openness.
McCreery and Claridge (2002) found that out-of-body experients had higher scores than nonexperients on the aberrant perceptions and beliefs factor of the Combined Schizotypal Traits Questionnaire, but did not differ significantly on the introvertive anhedonia, asocial schizotypy, or cognitive disorganization factors.
Across the entire sample, there were significant positive associations between the number of different sexual partners and scores on the O-LIFE Unusual Experiences and Impulsive Nonconformity scales, and a significant negative association with scores on the Introvertive Anhedonia scale.
A cluster analysis based on subscales of the O-LIFE Cognitive Disorganization scale yielded three clusters: one with high scores on the Cognitive Disorganization and Introvertive Anhedonia subscales (CD/IA), another with high scores on the Unusual Experiences scale (UE), and a third with low scores on all three scales (LS; Goulding, 2004).