: a person who is egocentric: someone who is limited in outlook or concern to his or her own activities or needs : a self-centered person
Almost all the shows feature egocentrics who are self-aware enough to realize that they are egocentric, and who have the redeeming feature of generally being very good at what they do.—Susan Dominus
As for the man, the book depicts him as a monster of selfishness, a disloyal exploiter of friends, an egocentric who feeds on perversity …—Hubert Saal
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Ego means "I" in Latin. To an egocentric person, I is the most important word in the language. Great artists and writers are often egocentrics; such people can be hard to live with, though their egocentricity, an unfortunate side effect of their talent, is often forgiven. But ordinary egocentricity, which shows up as selfishness, lack of sympathy, and lack of interest in other people, usually has little to do with any personal talent or success.
the cult attracts egocentric people who are preoccupied with reaching their potential as individuals
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English, like the vast majority of languages, is spatially egocentric.—Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2023 Detectives began learning more about Rueda Landeros, an egocentric charmer 12 years younger than Marcum who held dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico, according to authorities.—Dan Morse, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 Oriented Everywhere These speakers accomplish this orientation by means of a deep spatial sense that, for anyone raised with an egocentric language, borders on superhuman.—Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2023 Larry Hagman’s egocentric oil baron J.R. Ewing gunned down.—Nina Metz, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2023 It’s not fatheaded, not fulfilled, not egocentric, but it is properly aimed, properly motivated, properly functioning.—Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Jan. 2021 Thirty years ago most psychologists, philosophers and psychiatrists thought that babies and young children were irrational, egocentric and amoral.—Alison Gopnik, Scientific American, 1 May 2016 Some of those regions overlapped with the egocentric areas; others extended farther back in the brain.—Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2014 In the show, Rob plays Ellis Dragon, an egocentric biotech entrepreneur on the verge of a mental breakdown, and his son, Jackson (John Owen Lowe), steps in to save the company and mend his relationship with his father.—Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 11 Mar. 2023 See More
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