egocentrism egocentrism

Definition(s):

  • (n) concern for your own interests and welfare

Usage(s):

  1. Of course one could say it's a form of egocentrism, but the way I tell stories is generally from the first-person point of view.
  2. But such egocentrism--the belief that great events and works speak to you personally--is also a foundation of the critic's craft.
  3. The welcome exception is Born to Diva, a blessedly catty celebration of show-biz egocentrism.

News

  • The curse of entitlement

    Human egocentrism is inherently costly to your relationships and to your finances. Is a sense of entitlement costing you? Hamm explains how patience and selflessness are financial virtues. 
    on October 16, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  • Beatrice Kabler, of Madison, Wis., writes: "I am distressed with the egocentrism of people who refer to themselves as Americans when they mean they are from the US of A. It is presumptuous to think we are America when there is South America and when...
    on Jul 1, 2007 By: James Madison Source: Detroit Free Press

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