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- n. The constant following of one's egotistical desires to an extreme.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the personality trait that causes one to attempt to get personal recognition for oneself (especially by unacceptable means).
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- n. concern for your own interests and welfare
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Preoperational egocentrism is what Piaget called it.
I'm not sure that 'egocentrism' is necessarily the right way to categorize the phenomenon.
And that kind of egocentrism is something that we do see in psychopaths.
For what is normal is to wallow in the mud of individuality, egocentrism and personalism.
Unfortunately, many of those leaders lie down in the bed of egocentrism and resist “buying” dreams.
It is another way that American egocentrism dictates what is wrong and right versus objective interpretation of law and scripture.
Religion is a road map not to some underlying codes hidden in the Bible but my underlying G-dly nature that sits beneath my ambition, selfishness, and egocentrism and strives to come out.
The egocentrism of this point of view chafes, however.
It is a way to counter our natural tendency toward egocentrism.
Colonel Quaritch's attitude portrays incredibly well the dangers of egocentrism and the colonial mentality.