self absorption

self-absorption

[self-ab-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp-, self-]
noun
preoccupation with oneself or one's own affairs.

Origin:
1860–65

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self-absorption
 
n
1.  preoccupation with oneself to the exclusion of others or the outside world
2.  physics the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself

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