inner-directed
adjective Date: 1950 directed in thought and action by one's own scale of values as opposed to external norms

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  • inner-directed — ☆ inner directed [in′ər di rek′tid ] adj. guided by or concerned with goals or ideals determined by oneself rather than by others; nonconformist …   English World dictionary

  • inner-directed — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : directed in thought and action by one s own scale of values as opposed to external norms : nonconformist the American is undergoing a basic change from inner directed to other directed H.S.Commager …   Useful english dictionary

  • inner-directed — inner direction, n. /in euhr di rek tid, duy /, adj. guided by internalized values rather than external pressures. Cf. other directed. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • inner-directed — in·ner di·rect·ed .in ər də rek təd, (.)dī adj directed in thought and action by one s own scale of values as opposed to external norms compare OTHER DIRECTED in·ner di·rec·tion rek shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • inner-directed — /ˈɪnə dərɛktəd/ (say inuh duhrektuhd) adjective guided by one s own set of values rather than external pressures. –inner direction, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • inner directed — Synonyms and related words: actuated, animated, autarchic, autarkic, autonomous, free spirited, freewheeling, heretical, heterodox, impelled, inclined, independent, individualistic, ingoing, introversive, introvert, introverted, minded, motivated …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inner-directed — adjective Tending to follow ones own rules rather than those of society …   Wiktionary

  • inner-directed — in′ner direct′ed adj. soc guided by one s own set of values rather than by external pressures • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • inner — adj. & n. adj. (usu. attrib.) 1 further in; inside; interior (the inner compartment). 2 (of thoughts, feelings, etc.) deeper; more secret. n. Archery 1 a division of the target next to the bull s eye. 2 a shot that strikes this. Phrases and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inner circle — may refer to: *Inner Circle (London Underground), an early name for the central circuit route of the London Underground that is now known as the Circle Line *Inner Circle railway line, Melbourne, a former railway line in Melbourne, Australia… …   Wikipedia

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