Meaning of Egolatria

What is Egolatria:

Egolatry consists of the cult or adoration of oneself, that is, it consists of the excessive admiration of someone for their own person. The term comes from the Greek ego, what does 'I' mean and latreis, which means 'adoration'.

Among the terms related to the word egotism are narcissism and egotism.

An egomaniacal person not only has a high self-esteem, but this affection is disproportionate and pretentious, since the person conceives himself as infallible and superior to others, as if he were a deity. Therefore, those who practice egotism hopes to awaken in others the same admiration that they have for their own person.

It is important to clarify that egotism should not be confused with good self-esteem. One of the distinguishing traits of egotism is that egotistical people are unable to empathize with the needs of others.

See also Narcissism.

Egolatry in psychology

Psychology recognizes egotism as a personality problem. When egotism reaches extreme levels, it is clinically called Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Although all people are susceptible to episodes of egotism, the clinical term only applies to those who suffer from chronic symptoms of narcissism.

Difference between egotism and egotism

Egocentrism consists of the practice of putting oneself as the center of reference for everything, either as an exaltation of superiority, or as a victim. For example, an egocentric may think of himself as the object of everything

Instead, egotism is specifically the cult of one's own person, a continuous and exaggerated exaltation of virtues and merits.

See also: Ególatra.

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