Adolescent Egocentrism

Adolescent egocentrism is when young people, ages 10 to 13, focus on themselves to the exclusion of others.  They think about themselves and what other are thinking about them.  This egocentrism makes adolescents quick to find fault with others.  “You just don’t get me!”  They are critical of their parents and teachers, but they have a hard time accepting criticism themselves.  Everything is all about them (Berger, 2018; Feldman, 2014).  And some adults are still like this, right?  


Berger, K. S. (2018). The developing person: Through Childhood and adolescence (11th

ed.). New York, NY: Worth.  

Feldman, R. S. (2014). Child development: A topical approach. Boston, MA: Pearson.