Egocentrism - this is a characteristic of the individual, which determines his inability to consider the point of view of other people, the inadmissibility of the idea that someone else's view may be true. An egocentric person perceives an exclusively personal point of view as the only correct one.
The concept of egocentrism is a term in psychology that describes the peculiarities of human thinking. Thus, Jean Piaget, who coined the term, considered egocentrism to be mainly a vivid characteristic of children at an early age, nor did he reject the fact that egocentrism, in varying degrees of expression, is able to persist and manifest itself even in adulthood.
An ego-centrist is extremely confident that his thoughts are authoritative, he finds himself all-knowing, and the others are not far away and do not reckon with their views. A person who is inherent in egocentrism has a one-sided perception, he understands things as he sees them, that is, for him there is no understanding what could be otherwise.
Egocentrism of thinking does not allow an individual to change his original position with respect to some opinion, position or object. If the egocentrism of thinking is observed in a child, no need to worry - this is the norm, because these are age features. Underdevelopment of thinking does not give the child the opportunity to realize that someone can have a distinctive opinion from him.
If the egocentrism of thinking often manifests itself in an adult, it means that his perception has a deviation. An adult person must be aware that his personal point of view is not absolute, and that opposing opinions on his views may also exist.