Egotism is the drive to sustain and improve positive views of oneself, and usually features an inflated attitude of one's personal traits and significance — intellectual, physical, social and other.
The egotist has an irresistible sense of the centrality of the 'Me': of their personal qualities. Egotism means placing oneself at the core of one's world with no anxiety for others, together with those loved or considered as "close," in any other conditions except for those set by the egotist.
Egotism is strongly related to "loving one's self" or narcissism - certainly some would say: by egotism we may imagine a kind of socialized narcissism. Egotists have a strong tendency to speak about themselves in a self-promoting fashion, and they may well be superior and boastful with a extravagant sense of their own significance.