self-absorption


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self-ab·sorbed

(sĕlf′əb-zôrbd′, -sôrbd′)
adj.
Excessively self-involved.

self′-ab·sorp′tion (-zôrp′shən, -sôrp′-) n.

self-absorption

n
1. preoccupation with oneself to the exclusion of others or the outside world
2. (General Physics) physics the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-absorption - preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else
navel-gazing, omphaloskepsis - literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
preoccupation - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

self-absorption

noun
References in classic literature ?
Holmes sat silently, with his head thrown back and his eyes closed, in an attitude which might seem listless to a stranger, but which I knew betokened the most intense self-absorption.
She was no longer the listless creature who had lived at his side in a state of sullen self-absorption, but a mysterious alien presence, an evil energy secreted from the long years of silent brooding.
Jasper's self-absorption in his nephew when he was alive, and his unceasing pursuit of the inquiry how he came by his death, if he were dead, were themes so rife in the place, that no one appeared able to suspect the possibility of foul play at his hands.
He heard a laugh, and it not only interrupted his words but also destroyed the peace of his self-absorption with the vile pain of a reality intruding upon the beauty of a dream.
her vibrant yet fugitive Giselle, her unearthly self-absorption as the Sleepwalker in Balanchine's La Sonnambula, and, in a quite different vein, her Danilova-like edge and style in Gsovsky's Grand Pas Classique.
Formula One drivers as a breed are a byword for self-absorption and ruthlessness and although Hamilton of necessity is no pushover, he's smart enough to display only attractive qualities at the moment.
Chapters provide a 7-step program for spiritual enlightenment, success and happiness which rely on getting rid of selfish self-absorption, embracing spirituality, and letting go of past pain and illusions.
But he contends that most self-help books promote an unhealthy self-absorption and urge readers to be blindly optimistic in the face of life's challenges.
I want" is a signal of total selfishness and self-absorption.
In a notoriously unforgiving profession where stardom and fame can be transient and fleeting and self-absorption and self promotion the name of the game, Dusty was refreshingly winsome, candid and self-deprecating.
Consider 1ch wollte Kunstler werden [I Wanted to Become an Artist], 1972, where we find Immendorff in a garret, dreaming of getting great reviews even as he castigates himself for his self-absorption.
In addition, volunteering reduces self-absorption and a sense of isolation.