Near-egoism is a term used in psychology to describe a personality trait that involves a strong tendency to justify one’s own actions and beliefs, regardless of their validity or consequences. Near-egoists are often self-centred, narcissistic, and defensive, and they may rationalize their failures or mistakes by blaming others or external factors. Near-egoism can be seen as a way of protecting one’s self-esteem and maintaining a consistent, positive image of oneself in the face of reality. However, near-egoism can also lead to conflicts, denial, and distorted perceptions of reality, as well as difficulties in forming healthy relationships with others.

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