Synonym of inner directed


Examining one's own perceptions and sensory experiences
introspective brooding contemplative inward-looking introverted meditative pensive self-analysing self-observing introvert musing reflective ruminative self-contained self-examining subjective thoughtful indrawn navel-gazing self-absorbed solipsistic soul-searching deep in thought lost in thought withdrawn shy bashful meek retiring diffident timorous self-effacing coy modest sheepish reticent backward quiet timid unsociable self-interested reserved demure recessive secretive solitary cautious cold collected soft-spoken reclusive offish standoffish close-mouthed cool self-centred uncommunicative restrained self-centered unassertive shrinking silent unforthcoming private inhibited humble self-conscious unassuming hermitic isolated taciturn media-shy undemonstrative unconfident distant constrained aloof insecure antisocial close embarrassed nervous tight-lipped detached uptight retired lonesome discreet hesitant apprehensive closemouthed lone guarded mousy blushing fearful lonely unassured hermitical independent laconic stand-offish unresponsive unobtrusive deserted aw-shucks sequestered dumb all alone reluctant abashed unpresuming repressed eremitic unpretentious companionless friendless wary unsocial alone self-restrained shamefaced misanthropic skittish insular withdrawing uncompanionable secret non-communicative forsaken uneasy nice rabbity mild cloistered clammed up ill at ease hung up by oneself hermit-like recluse remote unemotional frustrated unsure doubtful proper anxious unaccompanied seclusive coquettish mom seemly clamlike uncertain subdued kittenish chaste self-doubting enigmatic overmodest chary prudish close-lipped dark deep anchoritic eremitical unapproachable nongregarious lowly mum prim cagey unfriendly troubled tense edgy uncomfortable jittery perturbed antsy nervy separate tight-mouthed sedate unpoised mim unquiet eremetic snobbish by itself tongue-tied self-sufficient individual arch flirtatious solo simpering formal suppressed immune mute docile passionless socially inhibited inarticulate apologetic unaffable unexpansive ineffectual inconspicuous evasive casual unconcerned aseptic disinterested incurious retreated uncurious uninterested indifferent dour untalkative cut off secluded low-key unaggressive not forward ashamed bottled up frigid chilly speechless sullen unexpressive sparing curt dried-up sententious abandoned low-profile unnoticeable unostentatious dubious suspicious flinching distrustful blenching Olympian scary fearsome tremulous fainthearted playing one's cards close to one's chest peaceful composed placid conventional gentle serene icy ceremonious noncommittal ungregarious unboastful desolate temperate monastic ascetic restless discomposed unsettled keeping a low profile insulated forlorn segregated estranged apart indeterminate colorless colourless pale plain unrevealing unrelaxed strained bothered unconnected destitute cryptic decorous resigned moderate unpretending prudent simple secluse hermetic discomforted awkward disquieted discomfited prissy hushed zipped backstairs covert sly undercover furtive feline mysterious doubting verecund recoiling blushful one-off sole special unique singular one only ladylike staid decent sober respectable strait-laced faint-hearted innocent virginal maidenly virtuous pure priggish to one side easily embarrassed in private in chambers buttoned up in privacy lacking social skills on edge down-to-earth straight puritanical goody-goody old-maidish starchy shut away on the QT in the background playing your cards close to your chest in the dark niminy-piminy affected square worried unattended stag sui generis lorn out-of-the-way particular earnest serious solemn prim and proper on its own unspeaking lacking confidence afraid jumpy hinky goosey not self-assured upset dithery lacking self-confidence atwitter queasy queazy aflutter passive unwilling vague Delphic touchy questioning het up choked dummied up dried up wouldn't say boo to a goose touch and go up in the air hanging by thread on thin ice


Having concern for one's own welfare and interests before those of others
self-seeking self-absorbed self-interested self-serving egocentric egomaniacal egotistic egotistical selfish self-obsessed self-regarding introverted egoistic egoistical inconsiderate inward-looking narcissistic self-centred self-centered self-concerned self-infatuated self-involved self-loving self-oriented self-preoccupied solipsistic thoughtless uncaring unthinking affected aloof autocratic boastful boasting bragging conceited haughty individualistic inflated intimate intrinsic isolated obsessive opinionated personal pompous prideful proud self-admiring self-important snobbish stuck-up subjective superior swollen vain vainglorious wrapped up in oneself puffed up looking after number one stuck on oneself smug bigheaded overweening biggity biggety important assured complacent consequential self-satisfied self-conceited swellheaded self-opinionated cocky full of yourself swollen-headed too big for your boots inborn ingrained inherent idiosyncratic arrogant pretentious supercilious hubristic presumptuous high-handed pontifical immodest imperious lordly blustering overbearing patronizing uppity scornful swaggering contemptuous brash disdainful insolent elitist snobby self-righteous self-affected bloated bumptious self-promoting self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying uppish lofty self-engrossed self-congratulatory snooty hoity-toity huffy impudent full of oneself stiff-necked hifalutin toploftical toffee-nosed high-and-mighty orgulous condescending cavalier highfalutin toplofty sniffy big-headed stuck up audacious high and mighty overconfident uncharitable patronising inward looking insensitive mercenary know-it-all self-indulgent wrapped up in yourself on an ego trip bold mocking brazen scoffing huffish self-asserting snotty high-hat self-assertive chesty assumptive brassy sneering acquisitive opportunistic fancy-pants snippy cheeky bossy smarty cold-shoulder independent megalomaniac individualist wise guy jumped up ostentatious on the make dismissive sure assuming too big for one's boots holier-than-thou unthoughtful cocksure too big for one's breeches confident self-confident cool self-assured domineering looking out for number one blusterous egomaniac self-minded grandstanding self-sufficient having a swelled head wrapped up with oneself in love with oneself in love with yourself self-contained ungiving heedless unmindful regardless tactless apathetic discourteous unkind calculating careerist mean miserly grasping fortune-hunting gold-digging greedy unique original money-grubbing out for what one can get out for what you can get off-centre unorthodox singular nonconformist unconventional atypical individual uncommon liberated characteristic distinctive unconstrained bohemian eccentric untrammelled special typical groundbreaking free-spirited pioneering freethinking particular unfettered strange peculiar odd maverick self-reliant untrammeled


Existing within the mind, soul, or spirit, and often not expressed
inward inner internal inside interior hidden personal private secret innermost confidential privy concealed intimate masked unexpressed unrevealed veiled inmost deep deepest intellectual psychological religious spiritual within bottled up intramural unvoiced undisclosed undeclared deep-seated sneaking innermore darkest unspoken nonpublic guarded esoteric hushed non-public underlying true unapparent intestinal inlying honest real individual covert central clandestine reserved secretive shrouded closed closet unseen on the inside top-secret tight-lipped unavowed unconfessed undivulged suppressed exclusive profound in-house hush-hush behind-the-scenes core intestine heartfelt sincere in-depth indoor indoors mental deeply felt buried surrounded under a roof emotional instinctive cerebral gut psychologic spontaneous involuntary intuitive autogenous viscerous endogenous visceral classified privileged restricted off the record top secret unofficial unpublished not for publication one-on-one close quiet protected mum mom backdoor under wraps not for circulation not to be disclosed not to be made public personalized discreet unknown censored sub rosa underground untold undercover personalised one-to-one incognito dissembled strictly confidential home bosom repressed ulterior obscured obscure strict tight unacknowledged uncommunicated dissimulated carefully guarded closely guarded sub-rosa under-the-table individualised individualized in private stealthy stealth surreptitious sneaky furtive backstage backstairs between ourselves between you and me and the wall between you and me between you and me and the gatepost between you and me and the bedpost between you and me and the doorpost underhanded offstage sneak inconspicuous dark underhand not open hugger-mugger behind the scenes close to one's chest behind someone's back cloak-and-dagger under one's hat tête-à-tête in camera hole-and-corner not in the public domain face-to-face direct head-to-head sensitive soft low dern arcane

Antonym of inner directed

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