Adjective "introvert" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A shy, reticent person.
  1. 'She's an introvert, certainly not out-there, um, not one of the groupies that, you know, people would see hanging off the footballers.'
  2. 'It's probably the first time that I have thought of being an introvert as being not necessarily a bad thing, not necessarily something I need to change, not something odd or weird or horrible.'
  3. 'In a way, despite his impressive personality, he was something of an introvert, and basically a shy person.'
  4. 'An introvert by nature, he channeled his frustration into wrestling, a sport known for its solitude and discipline. The family moved to a two-story home on a winding, leafy street in Woodland Hills.'
  5. 'I'd always thought I was a misanthrope, but maybe I'm just an introvert instead.'
  6. 'From introverts, these children gradually became confident persons.'
  7. 'And the lo-fi continuum being celebrated here did in fact turn out to be a confederacy of introverts, if not to say solipsists.'
  8. 'An introvert by nature, he is also rated by team-mates as a ‘serial pest’ because of his willingness to participate in dressing-room pranks.'
  9. 'The Stanford study found that people who were extrovert themselves gave higher approval ratings to ‘extrovert’ computer personalities while introverts preferred the introverted reviewers.'
  10. 'For some of us - call us introverts if you like, misanthropes if you must - Mass is a precious hour of communion with God amidst relative calm (especially if your parish is fortunate enough to have a cry room).'
  11. 'Extraverts compared to introverts were found to have elevated frontal blood flow even at rest and depressed patients whose conditions have been linked to neuroticism were found to have reduced blood flow in that same region of the brain.'
  12. '‘This is a plastic technology that amplifies already existing differences between introverts and extroverts,’ says Kraut.'


  1. 'More often the delicate simplicity of a blue question mark posits the faceless face beautiful in enigma, the shadowy mysterious introvert edging to the boundary of a looks obsessed society.'
  2. 'The shy and introvert Peter regretted some local media coverage.'
  3. 'I mean, you're my brother, and Bobby's my husband, I get enough of the introvert personality!'
  4. 'I came a long way from that shy and introvert girl, who came from Panvel to Mumbai for a medical degree.'
  5. 'I mean it's affected his life horrendously so, and it made him very introvert, Larry.'
  6. 'But otherwise I'm a very shy and introvert person, not at all the partying late kind.'
  7. 'Before I did the art course I was very introvert and worried about my survival.'
  8. 'I've been leaning towards the introvert side lately.'
  9. 'Also, I realise this is kind of an introvert thing, and probably not actually reflective of well, anything (but then, so little that I do really is).'
  10. '‘I used to be a very introvert guy but after taking up acting, my life is like an open book,’ claims the actor.'


1. a shy person.

2. Psychology. a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (opposed to extrovert).

3. Zoology. a part that is or can be introverted. adjective

4. Psychology. marked by introversion. verb (used with object)

5. to turn inward: to introvert one's anger.

6. Psychology. to direct (the mind, one's interest, etc.) partly to things within the self.

7. Anatomy, Zoology. to turn (a hollow, cylindrical structure) in on itsel

More examples(as adjective)

"figures can be introvert."

"worlds can be introvert."

"symmetries can be introvert."

"series can be introvert."

"gestures can be introvert."

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Mid 17th century (as a verb in the general sense ‘turn one's thoughts inwards (in spiritual contemplation’)): from modern Latin introvertere, from intro- ‘to the inside’ + vertere ‘to turn’. Its use as a term in psychology dates from the early 20th century.