[self-ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd, self-]
preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc.

1840–50 Unabridged
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preoccupied with one's own thoughts, emotions, life, etc

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Example sentences
With a light touch and keen ear, she had spent decades chronicling the
  ambivalent desires of her self-absorbed cohort.
She comes across as extremely self-absorbed, attention-seeking, and eager to
  scapegoat others for decisions she regrets.
Any good workshop leader will teach students the craft, rather than allowing
  self-absorbed emoting.
The heart of the movie is an exploration of the relationship between these two
  volatile, complicated, self-absorbed individuals.
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