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inner-directed

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

in·ner-di·rec·tion, noun
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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 of inner-directed

inner-direction, noun
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