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    Default A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    Hi guys, i was wondering if there's such a word that describe an obsession towards one's own work. For example, if i were to write and publish a book that i think was the greatest book ever written, and i read it over everyday, complimenting myself on what a great job i did. Or if i was an architect and i designed a building that i think was just pure brillant, and i get the itch to look at it every so often. You guys get the point

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by boba7523 View Post
    Hi guys, I was wondering if there's such a word that describe an obsession towards one's own work. For example, if I were to write and publish a book that I think was the greatest book ever written, and I read it over every day, complimenting myself on what a great job I did. Or if I was an architect and I designed a building that I think was just pure brillant, and I get the itch to look at it every so often. You guys get the point.

    Thanks!
    I would just call that person "arrogant" though that can of course refer to things that are nothing to do with one's own work.

    Please remember to capitalise the word "I" (first person singular) at all times.

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    An appropriate compound adjective would be "self-obsessed".

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    An appropriate compound adjective would be "self-obsessed".
    I figured the OP was looking for a different word, only because "Self-obsession" appears in the thread title.

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I figured the OP was looking for a different word, only because "Self-obsession" appears in the thread title.
    Yes, I know, but I don't think there is any better adjective to describe what he wants.

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    On the same train of thought:

    Self-absorbed

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    Haha thanks for the fast replies guys! And thanks for reminding me to capitalize "I" :)

    Yes, I've thought about using the word "self-obsessed," but that is sort of too general.. I mean, one can be self-obsessed with one's own appearance (I believe there's a word but I can't recall it, maybe you guys can help me recall?), etc...

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by boba7523 View Post
    . . .one can be self-obsessed with one's own appearance (I believe there's a word but I can't recall it, maybe you guys can help me recall?)
    Narcissistic.

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    None of the words so far are specifically to do with being obsessed with one's own work and I really can't think of one.

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    Default Re: A Word that Means Self-Obsession with Own Work?

    What if he's just fulfilled by his work?

    In any case, he may have delusions of grandeur.

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