Definition of inner-directed in English:

inner-directed

Pronunciation /ˌinərdəˈrektəd/ /ˌɪnərdəˈrɛktəd/ /ˌinərˌdīˈrektəd/ /ˌɪnərˌdaɪˈrɛktəd/

adjective

Psychology
  • (of a person or their behavior) governed by standards formed in early life.

    • ‘Then, the emotions of conscience belong to tertiary elaborations discovered in those inner-directed formations of the person constituted as a divided self.’