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Definitions for egomania
ˌi goʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə, ˌɛg oʊ-ego·ma·ni·a

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  1. egomanianoun

    an intense and irresistible love for yourself and concern for your own needs


  1. egomanianoun

    Excessive vanity, pride or arrogance; self-importance.

    There's a lot of egomania going around: it seems everyone believes they are the most capable and important person in the room.


  1. Egomania

    Egomania is a psychiatric term used to describe excessive preoccupation with one's ego, identity or self and applies the same preoccupation to anyone who follows one’s own ungoverned impulses, is possessed by delusions of personal greatness & grandeur and feels a lack of appreciation. Someone suffering from this extreme egocentric focus is an egomaniac. Egomania as a condition, while not a classified personality disorder, is considered psychologically abnormal.The term egomania is often used by laypersons in a pejorative fashion to describe an individual who is perceived as intolerably self-centered. The clinical condition that most resembles egomania, and most often associated with is narcissistic personality disorder, though they differ vastly according to the individual's responses to others.


  1. egomania

    Egomania is a psychological or pathological condition characterized by an obsessive preoccupation with oneself and an inflated sense of self-importance or self-worth. A person suffering from egomania has an excessive concern for their own desires, needs, and perspectives, often ignoring or dismissing those of others. This condition may affect a person's relationships and interactions with others, making it difficult for them to acknowledge or empathize with the feelings, needs, and perspectives of others.


  1. Egomania

    "Egomania" was the first episode of a 3-part documentary series on Channel 4 made by Firecracker Films about people who are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder. The other two parts of the series, called Mania, were called Pyromania and Erotomania. The film was directed by Mark Soldinger and narrated by actor Bernard Hill. The film was not well received by some critics. Sam Wollaston from The Guardian referred to it as "an excuse to show some really nasty people and their behaviour on the television". Though he does feel the documentary improves towards the end: "When a contributor who has featured throughout, Sam Vaknin, reveals that he is a sufferer. And then we get to see him in action, the out-takes of the making of the film. . . swaggers around Camden Market in London, shouting at people, demanding money, as if he owns the place. Well, he does, so maybe it's OK." However, Wollaston notes: "And anyway, Frank only displays three of the nine symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder, so he's not even a proper egomaniac."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of egomania in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of egomania in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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