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The terms "egoism" and "egotism" may refer to:
- Egotism, an excessive or exaggerated sense of self-importance
- Ethical egoism, the doctrine that holds that individuals ought to do what is in their self-interest
- Psychological egoism, the doctrine that holds that individuals are always motivated by self-interest
- Rational egoism, the belief that it is rational to act in one's self-interest
- Solipsism (sometimes called egoism), the belief that only one's self exists, or that only the experiences of one's self can be verified
- Egoist anarchism, a form of anarchism, as most often represented by Max Stirner
- Egocentrism, inability to "put oneself in other peoples' shoes"
- Altruism, the selfless concern for the welfare of others
- Selfishness, denoting the precedence given in thought or deed to the self, i.e., self-interest or self concern
- Selfism, a pejorative term referring to any philosophy, doctrine, or tendency that upholds explicitly selfish principles as being desirable
- Individualism, a focus on the individual as opposed to society
- Individualist anarchism, anarchism that exalts the supremacy of the individual
- Machiavellianism, a tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain
- Objectivism (Ayn Rand), a philosophical system based on the writings of Ayn Rand that advocates egoism
- Satanism, a philosophy based on individualism and self-preservation
- Post-egoism, a philosophy aiming beyond egoism
- Suitheism, the belief in self as a deity
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