How to Cure Egocentrism

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How to Cure Egocentrism
Egocentrism can lead to social problems like difficulty making friends or getting along with colleagues. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Egocentrism is the feeling of one's superiority to others -- the feeling that you are what is most important in the world and all other problems and people are not as important. This leads to social problems like difficulty working in groups at work or school. There also will be problems making and keeping friends, as well as problems with family relations because you value yourself more than those relationships. There are ways to combat egocentrism.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Be honest with yourself. Realising that you have weaknesses where others have strengths is important in your overall outlook on yourself.

  2. 2

    Take up a sport or group activity. Practice working alongside others and respecting the opinions and work of others. Be positive about the work and efforts of others.

  3. 3

    Read scholarly works. Reading scholarly articles or journal articles that present opinions that are supported by research can open your mind to the opinions of others and help teach you to think critically and less centred around just your own opinion.

  4. 4

    Cater to others. When making plans with friends and family, allow yourself to change your schedule to accommodate your schedule and realise that their time is as valuable as yours.

  5. 5

    Volunteer. Giving your time free of charge to help others will help you see and cater to the needs of others.

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