egocentrism


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e·go·cen·tric

(ē′gō-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
1. Holding the view that the ego is the center, object, and norm of all experience.
2.
a. Confined in attitude or interest to one's own needs or affairs.
b. Caring only about oneself; selfish.
3. Philosophy
a. Taking one's own self as the starting point in philosophical reasoning.
b. Having a meaning relative to the perspective of the subject, such as right or left.

e′go·cen′tric n.
e′go·cen′tric·al·ly adv.
e′go·cen·tric′i·ty (-trĭs′ĭ-tē), e′go·cen′trism n.

egocentrism

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

egocentrism

1. the philosophy or attitude of considering oneself the center of the universe.
2. the state or quality of being self-centered. — egocentric, n., adj.
See also: Self
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egocentrism - concern for your own interests and welfare
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

egocentrism

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