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What does introvert mean?
Where does introvert come from?
The word introvert precedes online personality quizzes by about 400 years. The first records of the word introvert come from the 1600s, when it was used as a verb meaning “to turn one’s thoughts inward.” It wasn’t until the 1900s that it began to be popularly used in the context of psychology as a noun referring to a person with a certain personality type. Introvert is formed from the prefix intro–, meaning “inwardly” or “within,” and the root vert, meaning “to turn” (as in invert).
The concept of introversion and introverts (and other personality types) was popularized by psychologist Carl Jung in the early 1900s. According to Jung, introverts are people who tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people. Today, we often think of introverts as reflective, reserved, interested in abstract ideas, sensitive, and tending to thrive in familiar environments. In contrast, extroverts are thought to be outgoing and to thrive in social situations. Most theories about personality types agree that a person usually has some elements of introversion and some elements of extroversion. However, many of these theories state that one of those tends to be stronger.
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What are some other forms related to introvert?
- introverted (adjective)
- introversion (noun)
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How is introvert used in real life?
Introvert is often used in the context of personality tests that claim to be able to tell you what kind of personality type you are. People often label themselves as either an introvert or extrovert, but a lot of research indicates that many people are a mixture of both.
Life as an introvert:
– I love people
– People scare me
– Please invite me to your party
– I hate parties
— Il Caffè Nero (@_King_Wise) March 9, 2020
I'm not an introvert, but I don't like being around people for an extended period of time, nothing personal… I just enjoy my own company.
— Michael (@ItsHimMichael) February 26, 2015
I think more of y’all would realize your full potential if you collaborated with other creatives. Most creatives I meet are introverts (like me) and just don’t like being around ppl so u force yourself into doing everything on your own. Nobody can do everything.
— KATO ON THE TRACK (@KatoProducer) March 15, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for introvert
From this he will then develop similar ideas to those which the introvert has already developed.
So they are polarized to the active upper centers within the child, and you get an introvert.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
The introvert is characterised by the thought standpoint; the extrovert by the feeling standpoint.
When the introvert is expanded there is a fringe-like funnel around the mouth.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
The introvert is the typical contemplative, predominantly interested in the inner world.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day|Evelyn Underhill
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Cultural definitions for introvert
A term introduced by the psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person whose motives and actions are directed inward. Introverts tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings and minimize their contact with other people. (Compare extrovert.)