Brain cancer fact sheet: Being Self-Centred
Egocentricity is the characteristic of regarding oneself and one’s own opinions or interests as the most important.
The person may be more focused on his or her own needs, feelings, and circumstances. Egocentricity can also be defined as self-centredness or the inability to entertain feelings and thoughts of others. Self-centredness can occur as the person with a brain tumour's ability to empathise with others is damaged.
Carers of people with a brain tumour found that 25% of their relatives were more likely to be insensitive towards the needs of other people.