What can be the word for "inner protected world"?

I want to use for this title sentence:

A guy in his inner protected world

It's some sort of mental sanctum.

I want to use it in a positive sense. In my local language we call it cossetto, the same as when a worm converts itself into butterfly. In my local language we say that it comes out from its cossetto.

Like I want to use it for a guy who is happy in his own environment , who doesn't worry about the world situated outside .

Please can someone suggest a better word or phrase?

  • Please can you add more information as to what you want "inner protected world" to mean? are we talking about a ring of planets, some sort of mental sanctum, or something interdimensional, or something completely other? Aug 10, 2011 at 8:38
  • Yes some sort of mental sanctum :) Aug 10, 2011 at 8:40

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From your comment to Penelov I think the word you are looking for is cocoon.

Cocoon noun 2. any of various similar protective coverings in nature, as the silky case in which certain spiders enclose their eggs.

You can use it metaphorically in your sentence:

A guy in his cocoon

It would imply that he has wrapped himself up and keeps himself away from the world.

Another possible word is chrysalis, which has a similar meaning.


You mean an introvert ? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/introvert

Or self-enjoyment or perhaps the guy is a monk.

  • thanks Penelov .. But I want to use it in a positive sense :( do you know any other word? like in local language we call it cossetto . same as when a worm convert itself into butterfly..In local language we call it that it is out from its cossetto :) Aug 10, 2011 at 8:49

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