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Monday, October 28, 2019

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Hi Simon, can I say "I am an introspective person" rather than saying " I am an introvert"? are they the same?

Cheers,

Binh

https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=%22introspective+person%22&num=10

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=introspective+person%2Cintrovert%2Cintrospective+*_NOUN&case_insensitive=on&year_start=1880&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cintrospective%20person%3B%2Cc0%3B.t4%3B%2Cintrovert%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Bintrovert%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BIntrovert%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BINTROVERT%3B%2Cc0%3B.t2%3B%2Cintrospective%20%2A_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Bintrospective%20analysis_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20psychology_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20method_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20reports_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20data_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20evidence_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20observation_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20study_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20report_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bintrospective%20account_NOUN%3B%2Cc0

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/introvert

"Introvert" may sound pejorative in popular usage: "Popular use tends to lump such behaviors together and sometimes pejoratively consider them withdrawn or antisocial." per Wiktionary.

Binh,

Yes, and the meanings are different. As Fruzsi says, ‘introvert’ is commonly used to mean something similar to ‘shy’ (although psychologists may use the word in a slightly more nuanced way).

‘Introspection’ (reflecting and examining your own feelings or deeper thoughts) is not generally associated with shyness.

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