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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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An extrovert is someone who focusses on the outer world, whereas someone, who prefers the inner world, is labelled as an introvert.
The brain of an introvert requires less external stimulation than the brain of an extravert.
Extroverts focus on the outer world of people and things, while introverts focus on the inner world of ideas and expressions.
Einstein, a self declaired introvert used to say 'it's not that I am smarter, but that I do not rush when judging problems'.
We just looked at each other and knew we should do it," said Granneman, who created the online publication Introvert, Dear.
As introvert Eleanor Roosevelt advised, "Do one thing every day that scares you.
Simply put, an introvert refuels by spending time alone, and an extrovert draws energy from interaction.
I could have said, 'Because I'm an introvert, someone else would be better at this,' but I wanted to be part of the solution," Yeager said.
Regardless of your profession, aspirations or age, any introvert will find valuable counsel and guidance in this brainy, accessible book.
While my newly created channel might not get top ratings for excitement and emotional outbursts, it might start to redress the current imbalance by providing a truer reflection of the mix of leadership styles that exist and operate successfully--showing examples of humble and quieter introvert leaders as well as charismatic and assertive extrovert leaders.
And lessons should not connect academic success with extroverte traits (such as quickly answering questions aloud) or introvert traits (such as speaking quietly).
Emails, chat messages, and SMS also provide another benefit for the introvert.
In fact, Susan Cain, former corporate lawyer, self-professed introvert and author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, asserts we live in a culture biased against introverts, workplace.
The 25% of the group with the highest score for extraversion on a test of personality traits formed the extrovert group, the 25% with the lowest score for extraversion became the introvert group, and we labeled as ambiverts (people who have introvert and extrovert traits, but in balance) the 50% in between, who had neither very high nor very low scores for extraversion.
However, if you're an introvert, your prospects of holding managerial roles are not hopeless.