Egocentric vs Selfless - What's the difference?

egocentric | selfless |


As adjectives the difference between egocentric and selfless

is that egocentric is selfish, self-centered while selfless is having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.

As a noun egocentric

is a person who is egocentric.

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.
  • selfless

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.
  • In a selfless act of gratitude for saving his mother's life, Peter committed to giving money to his local breast cancer charity each year for the rest of his life.

    Derived terms

    * selflessness