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What’s the difference between “egotism” and “egoism”?

“Egotism” is an inflated sense of one’s importance; it’s being conceited or vain.

EGOTISM at Merriam-Webster

1a: excessive use of the first person singular personal pronoun 1b: the practice of talking about oneself too much 2: an exaggerated sense of self-importance

The egotist feels superior to others physically, intellectually or in some other way.

“Egoism” is a preoccupation with oneself, but not necessarily feeling superior to others.

EGOISM at Merriam-Webster

1a: a doctrine that individual self-interest is the actual motive of all conscious action
1b: a doctrine that individual self-interest is the valid end of all actions
2: excessive concern for oneself with or without exaggerated feelings of self-importance

The egoist puts themselves and their own needs before everyone else’s.

Egotist: I’m the smartest, prettiest and most talented.

Egoist: It’s all about me regardless of how I compare to everyone else.



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