A self-absorbed individual is a person who is consumed with their own feelings, situation and they are oblivious to how they impact the people around them.
Everyone goes through stages in their life when they become self-absorbed, think of exam time, when your parents got divorced or when you were dumped by a friend. It is hard to focus on anyone else when you are in emotional turmoil or during a stressful period.
Jill was going through a really hard time in her life, in fact, it was so challenging that she didn’t even tell close friends about it. Her husband wasn’t working and she supporting him and paying for everything. Some things seem too personal to discuss with friends and she didn’t want to dump her troubles on others. One day a friend told her that she was self-absorbed lately, she apologized and explained a bit of what is going on and that she hoped things would be better going forward.
It can be shocking when someone calls you self-absorbed, especially if you don’t see yourself that way. Next time you are called self-absorbed used one of our clever comebacks to shut the person up.
Of course, it will depend on who says it, but go ahead, tell us what you think and vote for the best answer.
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