egocentric

[ee-goh-sen-trik, eg-oh-]
adjective
1.
having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things: an egocentric philosophy that ignores social causes.
2.
having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one's own; self-centered: an egocentric person; egocentric demands upon the time and patience of others.
noun
3.
an egocentric person.

Origin:
1895–1900; ego + -centric

egocentricity [ee-goh-sen-tris-i-tee, eg-oh-] , noun
egocentrism, noun
nonegocentric, adjective


2. self-absorbed, self-obsessed.


2. altruistic, unselfish.
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egocentric (ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪk, ˌɛɡ-)
 
adj
1.  regarding everything only in relation to oneself; self-centred; selfish
2.  philosophy pertaining to a theory in which everything is considered in relation to the self: an egocentric universe
 
n
3.  a self-centred person; egotist
 
egocen'tricity
 
n

egocentrism (ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪzəm, ˌɛɡəʊ-)
 
n
1.  the condition or fact of being egocentric
2.  psychol a stage in a child's development characterized by lack of awareness that other people's points of view differ from his own

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egocentric
1900, from ego + -centric. Related: Egocentricity; egocentrism.
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egocentric e·go·cen·tric (ē'gō-sěn'trĭk, ěg'ō-)
adj.
Marked by extreme concentration of attention upon oneself; self-centered.


e'go·cen'tric n.
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egocentric [(ee-goh-sen-trik)]

Preoccupied with one's own concerns.

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Example sentences
Early morality develops as egocentrism gives way to the desire to please parents and others of importance.
Combined measures of field-dependence and egocentrism were highly related.
Measures of egocentrism correlated more highly with measures of field-dependence than with each other.
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