[ in-er-di-rek-tid, -dahy- ]
/ ˈɪn ər dɪˈrɛk tɪd, -daɪ- /
guided by internalized values rather than external pressures.
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Origin of inner-directed
First recorded in 1945–50
OTHER WORDS FROM inner-directedin·ner-di·rec·tion, noun
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Full of mumbo-jumbo about "inner-directed" and "outer-directed" personalities.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
British Dictionary definitions for inner-directed
guided by one's own conscience and values rather than external pressures to conformCompare other-directed
Derived forms of inner-directedinner-direction, noun
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