Egocentricism and Egotism

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Egocentric:
. dwelling upon one's self or upon one's own personal interests almost to the exclusion of everything else; viewing everything in relation to oneself; self-centered.
. in philosophy, existing only as conceived in the individual mind: said of the world.

Egotism:
. the tendency to be self centered, or to consider only oneself and one's own interests; selfishness.
. in metaphysics, the opinion of one who thinks everything uncertain except their own existence.

Are Egocentricism and Egotism inherent properties of all scientists and politicians?

Are Egocentricism and Egotism inherent properties of all Humanity?
 

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arildno
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They are as inherent to all humanity as benevolence and altruism is.
 
Pengwuino
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I know quite a few people who think of other peopel and other peoples interest.

I know someone who thinks almost exclusively in the terms of other peoples interests (which seems to lead towards a very screwed up existance for them ironically).
 
Les Sleeth
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One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people.
 

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