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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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Concerning methodological self-involvement, Carroll leaves little doubt that he prefers a maverick type of naturalism to one that would try to integrate its perspective within "currently prevailing" culturalist approaches.
Like Anita Brookner, he revisits familiar territories in all his books--sexual obsession; homosocial relationships; the social intricacies of the aristocracy--as he lays bare the self-involvement and limitations of his highly refined characters.
Jews of conscience feel this Christian self-involvement as a power against them and a betrayal.
Not only do "we"--the CNN/Pentagon gang--rule the world, but we do so with the air-headed self-involvement of the cast of Friends.
Emilia in fact alludes to her own apparent self-involvement in her description of the difficult young Cesca, who also sighs to express her inner troubles: "fully fretting she plopped herself down at his [Fresco's] side, and did nothing but sigh [altro non facea che soffiare].
The wave of narcissistic self-involvement that has washed over us during the past decade seems to be receding.
Murphy's point here is to separate the radical self-involvement of the expressionists from the quietist, affirmative hermeticism of modernism, but his arguments are episodic and lack the intellectual rigor he displays so admirably elsewhere.
According to the Greeks, then, Narcissus's self-involvement and death are punishments for his failing to love another man, rather than, as Bruhm suggests, punishments for doing so.
Never performing for the audience, his eyes downcast in a Savion Glover-like self-involvement, he was poignant to watch.
What I don't like is living with someone who's a pain in the a** whether out of star stuff or just self-involvement,'' he said last year.
What comes across very clearly in Balladen om Marie is the fact that Marie Kroyer sacrificed a great deal of her self, her soul, and her artistic presence and promise to the physical and psychological demands, the financial requisites, and the self-involvement and self-interests of two very gifted men.