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He is an introvert by nature
  someone who is uncomfortable interacting with strangers
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Strongly Associated with:   extrovert
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  • He is an introvert by nature
  • I think she’s too introverted for a sales job.
  • He was quiet and introverted as a child, but his thoughts and feelings flowed freely when writing.
  • one of the weak kids, high honor student, but shy, introverted, always reading, his eyes red-rimmed behind the glasses.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War

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  • "Well, was she quite introverted and a little dorky and she’d had one boyfriend when she was seven who dumped her?"
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • My sense of humor had always measured up to everyone else’s; but timid, introverted me, I showed it sparingly: I was a smiler.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • "introverted" and "flimsy."
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • You are—what do they call it?—introvert.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He grows quiet, introverted.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He seemed very introverted, almost cold.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • He was weak and introverted and melancholy, but he could also be delightful and enthusiastic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Captain Flume had entered his bed that night a buoyant extrovert and left it the next morning a brooding introvert, and Chief White Halfoat proudly regarded the new Captain Flume as his own creation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • This waiting is introverted, uneven, almost backward and shy, tending toward silence.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Willed introversion, in fact, is one of the classic implements of creative genius and can be employed as a deliberate device.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Mark was an introvert.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • I hated myself for it, but the quilt was like morphine, soothing my pain, and in those first months at the academy I became introverted and spoke very little.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Justice and I became the best of friends, though we were opposites in many ways: he was extroverted, I was introverted; he was lighthearted, I was serious.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He considered music a liberating force: it liberated him from loneliness, introversion, the dust of the library; it opened the door of his body and allowed his soul to step out into the world to make friends.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • From the time they were little girls Camilla had been outgoing, popular, and successful at school, while Lisbeth had been ungiving and introverted, rarely responding to the teachers’ questions.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • She was introverted and eccentric, and she had no friends.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • An introvert, Grant is pained by the attention and stares.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Like her husband, Jackie has a dazzling smile, but she is the introvert to his extrovert.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • To desire too much, to think oneself unfit— Not a circle, a spiral inward (introversion) to a madness of cool objectivity.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It was his sister, eventually, who kept him from despair, another kind of voice, a woman marooned in introversion, only oddly loving.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Elia Naphta had in fact been a brooding introvert; he was not just a scholar of the Torah, but a critic of Scripture who discussed its contents with the rabbi and frequently argued with him.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He paused with the look often seen when people are struggling, with introverted effort, to disentangle a thought which is either too high for quick discernment or too subtle for simple expression.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Rain-laden mists swept down upon her from the heights, and she walked through them unnoting; the pale light from the eastern sky shone on an aspect introverted, rapt away from knowledge of its surroundings.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • And at night, he stiffened with shame in his dark bed, ripping the sheet between his fingers as, with the unbalanced vision, the swollen egotism of the introvert, the picture of a crowded student-room, filled with the grinning historians of his exploits, burned in his brain.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Our age is bewailed as the age of Introversion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • She was introverted—like her brother—and as a teenager she became wrapped up in religion, unlike anyone else in the family.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • By then her casebook was filled with terms such as introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego-fixated, psychopathic and asocial behaviour, difficulty in cooperating, and incapable of assimilating learning.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Now I laughed at the image of that sad, introverted little boy who’d been so afraid to stand on his toes all day in a pair of pointe shoes.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Socially introverted.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He knew that she was a peculiar, introverted woman who didn’t like to talk about herself, and that she had absolutely no trust in authority of any kind.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • "She is the most introverted person I’ve ever met."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Anita Vanger had not thought of her as being introverted at all.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • For many years Martin was so quiet and introverted that he was effectively antisocial.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • An introverted person obviously affected by her past.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "SHE’S BISEXUAL," SAYS CHILDHOOD FRIEND The 26-year-old woman sought in connection with three murders is described as an introverted eccentric who had great difficulties adjusting to school.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He sat for some time silent, with introverted gaze, Johnnie with difficulty restraining her impatience, forbearing to break in upon his meditation.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • ] [Footnote 77: Introversion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • They had not brains enough to be introverted and repressed.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • If the American’s eventual victory didn’t begin to redeem Matt’s own sulky youth, at least it edged the game out of the private migraine of abnormal introversion and into the mingled thing out there, the everyday melee of competing states and material forces.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The levels correspond to the profundities sounded by the hero in his world-fathoming adventure; they number the spiritual strata known to the mind introverted in meditation.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • She thought him an introverted and socially handicapped person.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Martin had been an introverted boy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Doc Daneeka tended each moaning man that night with the same glum and profound and introverted grief he showed at the airfield the day of the Avignon mission when Yossarian climbed down the few steps of his plane naked, in a state of utter shock, with Snowden smeared abundantly all over his bare heels and toes, knees, arms and fingers, and pointed inside wordlessly toward where the young radio-gunner lay freezing to death on the floor beside the still younger tail-gunner who keptů
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A car pulled up behind them and honked, so Colin returned to driving, and by the time they were in the cavernous parking lot of the nursing home, they had settled on five variables: Age (A)
    Popularity Differential (C)
    Attractiveness Differential (H)
    Dumper/ Dumpee Differential (D)
    Introvert/ Extrovert Differential (P)
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The meek shall inherit the earth? Well... I don’t think so. If by meek you mean friendly and introverted, okay maybe, but if by meek you mean unwilling to take a chance, then never.
    Jim Coudal
  • He’s an introvert and needs more alone time than his wife.
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