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Engrossed in oneself and one's own affairs; selfish.

self′-cen′tered·ly adv.
self′-cen′tered·ness n.
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Noun1.self-centeredness - concern for your own interests and welfare
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature


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Makau said Uhuru and Raila's actions demonstrated their self-centeredness at the expense of justice for Kenyans.
Rather, it also reminds us to strip ourselves of the robes of sin especially pride, self-centeredness, hatred, corruption, and indifference,' Nohara said.
Faced with this kind of rejection, rooted ultimately in self-centeredness and amplified by populist rhetoric, what is needed is a change of attitude, to overcome indifference and to counter fears with a generous approach of welcoming those who knock at our doors.
The proponents of self-interest, although nontheistic, will make logic their God and will elevate a doctrine of self-centeredness to the level of a respectable belief system.
The study demonstrated imprudent behavior most often came from passengers who were male, were less seasoned fliers and scored themselves higher on self-centeredness.
At the core of anxiety is a negative self-centeredness that craves security.
We see various grown-up experiences and tragedies--running a business, keeping peace in the family, even the 9/11 terrorist attacks--all through the self-centeredness of a child's perspective, making them tender and often funny.
I wanted to be a good wife and mother, but my self-centeredness was shutting them out.
He alleged that self-centeredness among top leadership of many of the literary circles was affecting the spirit of literary development in the country.
Self-centeredness becomes a part of their routine and that is unsuitable for their personality.
Our world today is characterised by reckless wars mired in greed, malice, treachery, self-centeredness, blackmail and we are increasingly treated to the very theatre of the most absurd," said Abdulghafur El-Busaidy, chairman of the Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims.
Selfishness and self-centeredness may tempt a person to discriminate against other human persons based on religion, language, caste, race, region, nationality etc.