introvert introvert  /ˈɪn troʊ ˌvɜrt/


  1. (n) (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
  2. (v) fold inwards
  3. (v) turn inside

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  1. Paul Allen is the world's most obscure celebrity, its hippest geek, its most flamboyant introvert.
  2. Not exactly an extravert himself, Richard Nixon describes his elder daughter Tricia, 24, as the introvert of the family.
  3. They dined frequently, and the introvert Ratzinger sometimes accepted rides in the extrovert Kng's Alfa Romeo.



  1. "The streak brought back a connection between the fans and the game itself," Ripken said. "I always thought of myself as sort of a social introvert, and I always used the autograph to bring that down. I had all this energy, I felt my...
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Cal Ripken Jr Source:

  2. "There's nothing done (in Brokeback) for vanity or the audience. He plays a lonely introvert, and plays it sincerely, which is kind of heartbreaking and so bold," Nolan said.
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Christopher Nolan Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "I'm an actor. I like to act. I love acting and as long as I can act, I will be doing it. But I'm rather a mild-mannered quiet kind of guy, introvert, so these characters that I play have very little to do with my reality," Hopper says....
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Dennis Hopper Source: Fresno Bee (registration)

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