I told a man I know that his conversation was always centred around himself.
He took great umbrage at this and said: "I really want you to take that back. I don't think you have any idea what a low opinion of myself I have. I mean, as far as I'm concerned I'm nothing. A nobody. A complete twat. A heap of..."
"You're still talking about yourself, though, aren't you?" I said.
Self-pity is inverted egotism.