# Inductive effect in carbanions

In $$\ce{CH3CH2-}$$ what should be direction of inductive effect?

If going by order mentioned in my book, it is to be from carbon containing negative charge to CH3, but is not the carbon containing the negative charge more electronegative? So should not the direction be towards it?

So your textbook is right, it’s from $$\ce{C-}$$ to CH3, i.e electropositive to electronegative.