navel-gazing

[ ney-vuh l-gey-zing ]
/ ˈneɪ vəlˌgeɪ zɪŋ /

noun Slang.

excessive absorption in self-analysis or focus on a single issue.

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navel-gazing

noun

informal self-absorbed behaviour
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