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1. Holding the view that the ego is the center, object, and norm of all experience.
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.


(ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪklɪ; ˌɛɡəʊˈsɛntrɪklɪ)
in an egocentric manner
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An Arab would see this egocentrically as the site in which he protects his family's life, not as a site that symbolizes some kind of attachment to or rejection from the state .
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Research has shown that rivals egocentrically think most about the issues most important to their own side, but not necessarily to issues that are important to their rivals (Kruger, Windschitl, Burrus, Fessel, & Chambers, 2008).
Departmentalization can hinder company integration where departments become egocentrically concerned with their 'turf' and position, often leading to conflicts and power struggles within interdepartmental relationships.
As Nikolai Berdyaev observed in The meaning of history, if in his aspirations man is egocentrically interested only in his "self-affirmation," then he will surely be led "to his perdition":
However, as Williams successfully argues, it is perfectly conceivable that one's set of prescriptions might be egocentrically focused: others should not interfere with me but not necessarily the other way around.
to a double decomposition and reduction and implicitly secularisation of the religious: politic, nationalist or psychological individual, in other words to its dissolution in sentiments either collective, politically and economically instrumented, or private and focused egocentrically on individual happiness".
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166) It turns out that in reality shared information is likely to be interpreted egocentrically by disputants.
332, 332-33 (1998) (noting that the illusion of transparency is one manifestation of egocentrically biased perspective taking, in which individuals estimate the perspective of others using their own phenomenological experience as a starting point and insufficiently adjust from it); see also John R.