Egocentric vs Egoism - What's the difference?

egocentric | egoism |


As nouns the difference between egocentric and egoism

is that egocentric is a person who is egocentric while egoism is .

As an adjective egocentric

is selfish, self-centered.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

egocentric

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • selfish, self-centered
  • Egotistical.
  • Relating to spatial representations: linked to a reference frame based on one's own location within the environment (as when giving the direction as "right" rather than "north"); opposed to allocentric.
  • Anagrams

    * geocentric

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is egocentric.
  • egoism

    English

    Noun

  • The tendency to think selfishly with exclusive self-interest in mind.
  • (ethics) The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest only.
  • (nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) egotism
  • Synonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) selfishness

    Antonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) altruism

    See also

    * ethnocentrism * misanthropy (hatred of human race) * narcissism