- guided by internalized values rather than external pressures.
Origin of inner-directed
First recorded in 1945–50
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Full of mumbo-jumbo about "inner-directed" and "outer-directed" personalities.This Crowded Earth
- guided by one's own conscience and values rather than external pressures to conformCompare other-directed
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