inner-directed

[in-er-di-rek-tid, -dahy-]
adjective
guided by internalized values rather than external pressures.
Compare other-directed.


Origin:
1945–50

inner-direction, noun
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inner-directed
 
adj
Compare other-directed guided by one's own conscience and values rather than external pressures to conform
 
'inner-di'rection
 
n

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Example sentences
They were inner-directed, not needing outer ratification.
He strikes me as rather inner-directed on the issues that really concern him.
Both the inner-directed guilt and the projected feelings of blame placed a strain on their marriage.
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