Egotism is defined as the drive to maintain and enhance favorable views of oneself and generally features an inflated opinion of one’s personal features and importance distinguished by a person’s amplified vision of one’s self and self-importance. It often includes intellectual, physical, social, and other overestimations. The egotist has an overwhelming sense of the centrality of the “me” regarding their personal qualities.
Egotism is closely related to an egocentric love for one’s imagined self or narcissism – indeed some would say “by egotism we may envisage a kind of socialized narcissism”. Egotists have a strong tendency to talk about themselves in a self-promoting fashion, and they may well be arrogant and boastful with a grandiose sense of their own importance. Their inability to recognise the accomplishments of others leaves them profoundly self-promoting; while sensitivity to criticism may lead, on the egotist’s part, to narcissistic rage at a sense of insult.
Egotism differs from both altruism – or behaviour motivated by the concern for others rather than for oneself – and from egoism, the constant pursuit of one’s self-interest. Various forms of “empirical egoism” have been considered consistent with egotism, but do not – which is also the case with egoism in general – necessitate having an inflated sense of self.
ego·tism | \ ˈē-gə-ˌti-zəm
also ˈe- \
Definition of egotism
1a : excessive use of the first person singular personal pronoun
b : the practice of talking about oneself too much
2 : an exaggerated sense of self-importance : conceit — compare egoism sense 2
From Cambridge Dictionary
noun [ U ]
thinking only about yourself and considering yourself better and more important than other people:
Finding herself world-famous by the time she was 18 only encouraged the actress’s egotism.
From Urban Dictionary
Someone who thinks of his/herself much more highly than anyone else, and one whom usually thinks only for their own sake. Egotists can be manipulative if profits outweigh losses, and are generally non-biased when giving advice and criticism.
They are different from narcissists in the way that they live in reality. Unlike popular belief, because egotists are so in love with themselves, they also criticize themselves much more. Warning: Egotists are fragile creatures, do not try to change their ways, their opinion of humans will drop even further.
It means you think you’re self centered, highly intelligent, better than everyone, beneath someone’s level, narcissist, arrogant, cocky, selfish, and self-absorbed. you think you are hotter than other people and smarter than others. you think you’re the best at everything and that you’re never wrong. you only find yourself perfect.
Egotist: i am way hotter than everyone, everyone is beneath me!
Person: Totally not true!
Egotist: Shut up! i am better than you!
Egotist: Don’t just plod against me! show me some respect or don’t have a right to talk to me!
Someone who thinks they are the best and are never wrong.
1) one who has become so ultimately consumed by their ego, that their entire view of the world and everyone in it is twisted. They usually perceive themselves as ‘God’s Gift to Women (mayhaps Men …)’ or are just plain sick as well as cocky.
2) A person whose ego exceeds both his intelligence and his capacity to see beyond his own personal interests.
3) A self-absorbed waste of oxygen who expects us to grovel at their feet like the unwashed masses they see us as
4) Someone who talks just to hear themselves (because no-one else will listen)
5) being egoist, is loving, respecting and admiring yourself more than any other being in the World. when you simply think, you’re the best.
in better words: you are egoist when you start feeling sorry for someone because you don’t love him/her:)
Question: Would an egotist be aware in any way about their own egotism?