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egoist

[ē′gō·ist, eg′-]
1 a selfish person, one who seeks to satisfy his or her own interests at the expense of others. See also egotist.
2 a person who believes in or acts in accordance with the concept that all conscious action is justifiably motivated by self-interest. egoistic, egoistical, adj.
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1976), "A Model of Egoistical Relative Deprivation", Psychological Review, 83(2): 85-113.
In fact, throughout the film, Kore-eda shows the deceitfulness of those who claim to be righteous, suggesting that if you scratch the surface, they turn out to be just as egoistical as anyone else.
Until then that should be the goal of humanity, not the egoistical accumulation of wealth in this zero sum game where somebody else loses if one wins.
They treat the public domain as their own and hence infringe on the right of passersby to peace and quiet; this egoistical behavior camouflages a sense of inferiority which tries to cover itself by being boisterous and noisy especially when people are around.
Selfish and egoistical, unconcerned with consequences, deceitful and prone to rash displays of anger; are these not elements and ideas essentially at odds with the ethos of Christianity?
Purpose gives meaning to existence and guides leaders to self-transcendence by shedding their egoistical consciousness.
Against this backdrop of mother-daughter knots and the egoistical patriarchal attitudes of Woolf's father, Woolf's essay on illness gains in new suggestions of insight and sympathy for the writer-daughter nearly drowning in her needs.