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Synonyms for introvert

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

fold inwards

turn inside

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Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, recommended the following in a TED blog post to aid introverts in the classroom:
In the broadest sense, introverts prefer to spend time alone or at least need alone time to recharge their internal batteries and prime themselves to interact with others.
Timing is everything: Introverts often need time to think things through before throwing out ideas, offering suggestions or coming to conclusions.
Extroverts, sensors, thinkers, and judgers managed more people on average and also made more money than introverts, intuitives, feelers, and perceivers, respectively.
Most associated introverts with shyness, low energy, a need to be alone, and a tendency to be reclusive.
55), another independent sample t-test was run to determine whether there is any significant difference in the performance of the extravert and introvert participants on IELTS speaking test.
Structuring the day in a way to make time for yourself is essential for introverts, as getting away from office enables people to de-stress and recharge easily.
The book is QUIET (The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking), by Susan Cain.
The MBTI, which is based on Jungian personality theory, uses a series of questions, refined through research, to identify an individual's communication style among four categories: 1) extrovert or introvert, 2) sensing or intuitive, 3) thinker or feeler and 4) judger or perceiver.
Cain, an admitted introvert, highlights often-overlooked positive characteristics of quiet people.
Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (Viking, pounds 20) The American writer and selfconfessed introvert uses personal anecdotes and scientific research to show how society went from championing "character", with qualities such as honour and virtue, to "personality", where being a charismatic extrovert was seen as the ideal.
The Introvert's Guide to Professional Success: How to Let Your Quiet Competence Be Your Career Advantage is a no-nonsense career guide written especially for introverts - talented, hardworking people whose weaknesses include such traits as shyness or being uncomfortable with social skills.
For another, I'm a tremendous introvert, and I wouldn't survive such meetings.
Maybe the reaction is he has become more introvert.