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

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

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

Type of:
selfish person
a person who is unusually selfish

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