self-involved


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self-involved

(sĕlf′ĭn-vŏlvd′)
adj.
Absorbed primarily or only in one's own interests or activities.

self′-in·volve′ment n.
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Most reviewers agreed with the Time Out Chicago critic, who found Levine "a tremendously funny writer," whose "time [spent] around all of those grad students must have informed the hilariously self-involved character of the narrator.
A morose, self-involved, recovering addict who sucks happiness and attention out of the other guests like some roving black hole, Kym's gargantuan appetite for supersized servings of love and affection results in just the sort of boorish behavior guaranteed to send folks screaming for the parking lot.
It's really self-involved and paranoid," wrote co-editor Joel Whitney, who does not have the guts to publish those who would criticize the NEA, preferring instead to publish self-admitting sellouts like Billy Collins, who states unabashedly: "Suddenly you're asked to stop looking at specifics--I mean, I write about saltshakers and knives and forks--and talk like a politician.
I would agree that a good deal of art is frivolous and self-involved and some of it is awful, but when it searches, as poetry so often does, for those things that connect us to the great unremitting entirety of it all, you just can't beat it.
Rather than appear foolish, the traditionally lazy and self-involved national press corps might simply choose to relegate General Natynczyk to obscurity.
She is too self-involved to notice the romantic overtures of a shy police officer (Adel Karam), who could turn out to be Mr Right when he's not serving her with speeding tickets.
At times I wondered why they even bothered with the farce of a marriage, only to figure that they each had found the only person in the world who was more self-involved than they were.
Uncle Marten, a classic absent minded type, is deliberately oblivious and self-involved.
Gina and Michael frequent a local cafe where the barista, Chris, is sort of a therapist for his self-involved customers.
Stinking thinking" has a certain appeal--to addicts and others whose agendas are hopelessly self-involved and truth-averse.
Who among us has the right to be selfish, self-involved or even complain after hearing the story of this amazing little girl?
Substitute a gaggle of wealthy self-involved women in New York with a gaggle of self-involved boys in L.