inner-directed

[ in-er-di-rek-tid, -dahy- ]
/ ˈɪn ər dɪˈrɛk tɪd, -daɪ- /

adjective

guided by internalized values rather than external pressures.

Origin of inner-directed

First recorded in 1945–50

Related forms

in·ner-di·rec·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for inner-directed

  • Full of mumbo-jumbo about "inner-directed" and "outer-directed" personalities.

    This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch

British Dictionary definitions for inner-directed

inner-directed


adjective

guided by one's own conscience and values rather than external pressures to conformCompare other-directed

Derived Forms

inner-direction, noun
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