egocentric

If you are egocentric, the whole world centers on you and you don't pay much attention to other people. Are you even listening to me?

Egocentric is a pretty recent word (from the early 20th century) and it quite literally means "self-centered." Does its recent invention mean that the human race is becoming more egocentric? If you're concerned about that possibility, maybe you're not as egocentric as I thought.

Definitions of egocentric
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adj limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

Synonyms:
egoistic, egoistical, self-centered, self-centred
self-absorbed, self-involved
absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc
selfish
concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
Antonyms:
altruistic, selfless
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
unselfish
disregarding your own advantages and welfare over those of others
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n a self-centered person with little regard for others

Synonyms:
egoist
Type of:
selfish person
a person who is unusually selfish

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