I see this frequently. In fact, virtually every conversation I have with people (other than my friends), is always all about them and rarely do I get asked how I am doing. Even my husband has noticed this. He agrees that I always ask people how they are doing, how their week is going etc and I genuinely want to know how they are …. and mostly people do not ask back.
Even when something serious happens, a death in the family, some people can make it about them, instead of just focussing on the person grieving.
The levels of selfishness I see in many people, are huge. It’s really tiring and makes me lose interest in people. Being used by people and having one way relationships, is not something I want in my life anymore. I have better emotional boundaries from such people now. I want adult relationships, with people with genuine hearts. Not self absorbed egos.
Narcissism, is absolutely increasing as people become more and more obsessed with self and less and less caring about others.