There's something to all of this on a psychological level, something more than mere egotism , I hope, but I'm not sure what it is.
Here I admit that most of my humour is based on egotism .
Very often though, egotism can be an attempt to cover up insecurity in a person who does not feel they will be good enough without it.
The limiting factor in space travel is our own egotism .
This delusion may derive from egotism , or just complete lack of self-awareness.
The philosophy behind such an assumption is pure egotism .
The problems of corporate governance are about much more than rapacious egotism .
And one cannot but notice the extraordinary egotism that such an absolute faith in the rightness of one's feelings demonstrates.
But to see it damaged by nothing more than speculation and egotism was enough to drive some of those closely involved, well, apoplectic.
Indeed, conceit, arrogance, and egotism are the essentials of patriotism.