inner-directed love

Definitions

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  • adjective Tending to follow one's own rules rather than those of society

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Examples

  • And for all the power of Firth's inner-directed subtlety, it is surely true that there are few stars who occupy such a clear place in the mind of the cinema-going public as Grant does.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50

  • For Observer film critic Philip French the two screen idols have, on screen, always represented two entirely different kinds of postwar hero: In the 1950 book The Lonely Crowd, the brilliant sociologist David Riesman set out two types of behaviour – the other-directed individual and the inner-directed individual – and for me there is absolutely this distinction between these two actors.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50

  • "Cheney's quiet, inner-directed motivation is simply impervious to the attacks ..."

    Cheney named Conservative of the Year

  • "Cheney's quiet, inner-directed motivation is simply impervious to the attacks orchestrated against him by the Chicago machine-style politicians at the White House, a fact also plainly visible to his fellow citizens," Bolton adds.

    Cheney named Conservative of the Year

  • Grant is the ultimate other-directed figure, who wants to be loved rather than esteemed, while Firth is inner-directed and looks back to a much older, more grounded tradition.

    Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, the screen's leading Englishmen at 50

  • Thus, esteemed critics such as James Wood point us back to Henry James or Virginia Woolf as writers who set a standard of inner-directed realism, a realism of the mind and its subjective perceptions rather than a realism of the material world presented as a collection of facts.

    Experimental Fiction

  • Speaking to his tribe recently, evangelical Christian leader Billy Graham touched on this point, asking his fellow evangelicals to avoid getting "caught up in our own internal affairs or controversies" and becoming more "inner-directed" rather than "outer-directed."

    Steve Knight: How To Create A 'National Conversation'

  • Riesman made the suburbs the prime locale of those who sacrificed their “inner-directed” opportunities in order to be “other-directed” by the prevailing manners and mores of their community.

    Suburbs of Our Discontent

  • Riesman made the suburbs the prime locale of those who sacrificed their “inner-directed” opportunities in order to be “other-directed” by the prevailing manners and mores of their community.

    Suburbs of Our Discontent

  • He reprimanded Dylan for departing from his roots as a politically motivated singer, writing in 1964 that the folk star's "new songs seem to be all inner-directed now, inner-probing, self-conscious."

    Irwin Silber dies at 84; founder of Sing Out! magazine helped spark folk revival

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