n. The act of reflectively looking outside oneself, particularly by observing or examining other people's thoughts and emotions.
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Roman Krznaric, author of the recent book Empathy (he's in favour of it), thinks that "outrospection" — the deliberate effort to seek out other people's experiences — might help solve everything from inequality to climate change.
—Oliver Burkeman, “This column will change your life: empathy,” The Guardian (London), September 20, 2014
Their nonprofit is called Jewish FreeCycling, though it's less about a religious message and more about providing to those in need and encouraging "outrospection," Abigail said.
—Xerxes Wilson, “Louisiana woman teaches compassion through action,” Politico, June 23, 2014
2004 (earliest)
This musical DIY trend is a lovely thing, so it seems mean to mention that some of these artists should get out more. Take Canadian Hayden. After his first album earned praise from Neil Young and the title track on Steve Buscemi's Trees Lounge, he ran screaming back to home-studio safety muttering "It's all too much". Bless. Problem is, his fourth album of home-songs…would have been better with a little outrospection.
—Simmy Richman, “Discs: Pop: Hayden Elk-Lake Serenade,” Independent on Sunday (London), August 15, 2004
The popular advance of inner reality appears unlimited. This mood is not just infecting daytime television. The best-selling books these days are memoirs. Fiction no longer provides the same emotional edge. The fashionable authors are those rushing to reveal details of their own lives.

The next stage in this national movement to what can only be called outrospection is already clear. What better than the Recovery Network — a new cable TV channel featuring recovering addicts carefully selected from 12-step recovery programs?
—Jennifer Hewett, “The inner soul outed,” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), April 11, 1997
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