Definitions for "Egoism"
Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness; -- opposed to altruism.
See Ethical egoism and Psychological egoism
acting in one's self-interest; generally referred to as selfishness. There are two forms. Ethical egoism: even though we can act in the interests of others, we should always act only in our own interests. Writer Ayn Rand promoted ethical egoism. Psychological egoism: that we cannot act in the interests of others, and anything that appears to be such is actually a selfish act, because we expect to personally benefit from it.
Keywords:  egomaniac, egolessness
Egolessness Egomaniac
The doctrine of certain extreme adherents or disciples of Descartes and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which finds all the elements of knowledge in the ego and the relations which it implies or provides for.
Keywords:  cult, individual
cult of the individual
attempting to get personal recognition for yourself (especially by unacceptable means)
Equilibrium condition Expectancy Model