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Contrary to the other definition, reserved is a characteristic of a person whom socializes sparingly.

It is shown not out of inability to converse or work with other, but instead permits them to be self-aware of whom, what, when, where, why and how they talk to people.

A reserved person may speak less in groups because they prefer to listen to what is being said, and who is saying it.

When they have formulated a contribution to a discussion, it's generally well thought out.

Reserved people garner the respect of their peers and do not seek to offend intentionally.

As opposed to an anti-social or asocial person, reserved people DO know how to talk to their peers and delight in interaction, although very brief.

This is not to be conflated with "socially awkward" or "socially retarded", or even "shy"; all of which stem from social anxiety, but hold some form of connection to being reserved.
A vice-chair or CEO of a Fortune 500 company may be reserved, especially when speaking to the media or to international clients.
by bredsheeran81 December 11, 2017
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When two people are not dating but are going to date in the future. It's that middle stage between friends and boyfriend and girlfriend (or two same gender couples).
Rob: "Hey are you you and Jenna dating?"

Marcus: "No we're reserved, she'll be my girlfriend soon."

This term can be also related to being engaged to someone except rather it being between dating to marriage it's between friends and dating.
by Nicholas Bartholomew January 05, 2018
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