self-absorption

noun
self-ab·sorp·tion | \ˌself-əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Definition of self-absorption 

: preoccupation with oneself

First Known Use of self-absorption

1803, in the meaning defined above

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