In the end, his egotistical personality and his unabashed ambition to join the highest ranks did him in.
He was egotistical even as a child, it is noted, infatuated with the sight of his name on a rubber stamp and later as a byline.
OK, it turns out I am going to lapse into "egotistical douchebag" just a little, as I worked on this series for seven years.
What I learned in 18 years from being an egotistical guy,” Markus says, “is to shut up and listen.
He is competitive and intense, but not egotistical or consumed by power.
Shining like that, through his egotistical pride, the facts of his failure and impotence tormented him.
Many who appear to be egotistical must assuredly be credited with this good motive.
You think me egotistical, I suppose, to criticise work that is beyond my own capabilities, but—it was you I meant.
All this is selfish, and egotistical, you will say—and so it is.
This is what he says, and Clarence Vaughan smiles bitterly as he thinks, "selfish and egotistical to the last."