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inner-directed Syllabification: in·ner-di·rect·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌinərdəˈrektəd/
/ˌinərˌdīˈrektəd/

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Definition of inner-directed in English:

adjective

Psychology
(Of a person or their behavior) governed by standards formed in childhood.
Example sentences
  • Then, the emotions of conscience belong to tertiary elaborations discovered in those inner-directed formations of the person constituted as a divided self.

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