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Do ALL children/adolescents experience egocentrism?

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Yes, most do, comes with the human/sinful nature we're born with... However it is very good if we TRY to grow to love others and not just ourselves. Somehow, when we reach out to others and take our focus off ourselves, it does well with our self image. We still have to TAKE CARE of ourselves, so it's not entirely focusing outwards, but, as the bible says, whatever we give (such as love and caring) we will receive back multiplied - maybe not that instance, but overall...

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I think I have moderately high egocentrism. Are you saying if I focus on others more than myself, it will help me with my self-esteem?
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Adolescent ego-centrism is quite normal and almost everyone is affected by it. It usually appears around 11 or 12 years of age and tapers off around 15 or 16 years.

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Is it bad if I still have it?
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I'm 17.
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It isn't a thing to worry about. The opposite would be not to give any attention to one's grooming, hygiene or appearance.
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I'm not very proud of my egocentrism. It doesn't have good effects. I have very low self-esteem.
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There is a fine line between ego-centrism and narcissism. Occasional egocentric errors are understandable and easily remedied. As we progress along the continuum to narcissism, however, ego-centrism starts to take on a much more complex and problematic form. In ego-centrism, you’re unable to see someone else’s point of view; but in narcissism, you may see that view but not care about it. Going even one step further, people high in narcissism become annoyed or even enraged when others fail to see things their way. Remember, MadMarcus15, you are the captain of your own ship. If you become aware of an unpleasant turn in your life, you have the ability to change course at any time.
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I'm on that furthest step you mentioned. How do I change course?
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I don't want to diagnose you and I don't want you to diagnose yourself without some guidance. If you truly feel that you are in a bad place and need help, it would be perfectly OK to seek it out. Probably the best place would be at school. You could approach a counselor or trusted teacher and explain that you don't feel good about yourself and let them draw the particulars out. Age 17 is a very difficult time for most people. You are not alone.
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I'm homeschooled so I have my mom. Thanks, Cyber0.
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