He is accused by his father and others of failure and self-absorption, of not being as clever as he thinks he is.
Almost 20 years before the HBO series of the same name, Ken Finkleman caricatured the self-absorption of TV news anchors.
It seems like your piece is a sort of a satire of the self-absorption and self-obsession of humans.
But for all his self-absorption, the Japanese Beethoven ought to have learned from his German counterpart in another manner.
Or it can be an up-close lesson in the kind of self-absorption and political ego that can trip up some in Washington.
It came with something of a shock to the woman's ears—she had forgotten him so completely in the self-absorption of her mood.
I have said that 'peace' is not apathy, that it is not indifference, that it is not self-absorption.
He was English all over and all through; hypochondriacal, with a strong tendency to self-involution and self-absorption.
He could not talk, and yet was sufficiently spirited to prevent me from self-absorption.
She was certainly worth looking at as she sat there, relaxed and with eyes down, an air of self-absorption that was tantalizing.