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- n. The observation of things external to one's own mind, as opposed to introspection. Ordinary sense perception or reasoning concerning the things perceived.
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Though I held no academic degree, I had created my own college curriculum through years of study, extrospection, and hard-knock experiences both on the streets of hell and in San Quentin.
We shall then consider the two great directions of interest, introspection and extrospection, and those whose lives are characterized by one or the other direction.
While we have dealt here with the extremes of extrospection and introspection, it is safe to say that in the vast majority of people there is a definite and unassailable interest in both of these directions.
All these examples show that the clearly defined characteristics into which it is sought to divide extrospection and introspection do not exist.
These two words introspection and extrospection admirably convey the difference in the manner of thinking between those who from preference look, and those who from preference reflect.
Psychology, it has also been said, has as its instrument introspection, while the natural sciences work with the eye, the touch, the ear -- that is to say, with the senses of extrospection.
Although Deza's considerations are often characterized by theoretical detachment and extrospection, the subjects are too personal for the narration to feel like a mere apparatus of thought orbiting amid associations.