introvert

An introvert generally prefers solitary activities to interacting with large groups of people. If you would rather work through your feelings in your diary than have a conversation, then you are an introvert.

Introvert comes from Latin intro-, "inward," and vertere, "turning." It describes a person who tends to turn inward mentally. Introverts sometimes avoid large groups of people, feeling more energized by time alone. The opposite of an introvert is an extrovert, who finds energy in interactions with others. Introvert can also be a verb, meaning literally to "fold inward," or to "turn inward," as when a child's personality seems to introvert once she starts elementary school.

Definitions of introvert
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n (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts

Antonyms:
extravert, extrovert
(psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

v fold inwards

Synonyms:
invaginate
Types:
intussuscept
introvert or invaginate
Type of:
draw in, retract
pull inward or towards a center

v turn inside

“He introverted his feelings”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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