# The egocentric one

Here is the next one for you. I recommend using a list for this.
Oh, almost forgot to tell you that it's freaking easy. Have fun!  

Even if tiny I call you tall
The first two lines contain no hint at all

For sure I'm egocentric
You mean nothing to me
So the best choice seems a third person to be

Make him steal what surrounds
the guy behind the screen you
Find one more glue
and my full name can be seen

If you want to check your answer this might help. The cat in the manger may misuse this as a hint.

Read on with prudence
and drop the penny
Some say I'm one, I say I'm many

It is a:

LIST

EXPLANATION:

The first two lines contain no hint at all

This is true.

For sure I'm egocentric You mean nothing to me

All things are said from the perspective of the riddle.

So the best choice seems a third person to be

am, are, is

Make him steal what surrounds the guy behind the screen

"you" is the "guy behind the screen". In the preface there is a "you" surrounded with "tell you that". We take lt.
+ I call you tall, "freaking easy"

Find one more glue

We paste what we've got together.

and my full name can be seen

Indeed

Read on with prudence and drop the penny

Some say I'm one, I say I'm many

A list is actually a collection of items. We refer to a list, but really we refer to the many items of the list. It may also be a play on the similarity of the singular and plural of "list"/"lists".

IN THE PREFACE:
"I recommend using a list for this"

Lynch mob, anyone?

By the way, "List" in German means "Trick" or "Cunning" (avigrail - the author - is German).

I'll make a bold guess here :)

Is it

a server?

For sure I'm egocentric You mean nothing to me

the server only answers user requests, but usually is not interested in who sent the requests

So the best choice seems a third person to be

the third person might be a browser

Make him steal what surrounds the guy behind the screen

the browser can collect some information about the user, for example cookies or http form information

• Good guess. No :) – Avigrail Nov 16 '14 at 12:21
• On a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 means this is the right answer, how close am I? :) – zlobi.wan.kenobi Nov 16 '14 at 12:25

I think this fits all clues:

hacker?

// EDIT

Even if tiny I call you tall The first two lines contain no hint at all

well, the above is obvious, first two lines have no hints

For sure I'm egocentric You mean nothing to me

blackhat!

So the best choice seems a third person to be

Man in the middle

Make him steal what surrounds

Interwebs is everywhere now :-)

the guy behind the screen

the hacker

Find one more glue and my full name can be seen

oh noes, suppose we left a cookie for the feds, we wouldn't be anonymous anymore!

Read on with prudence and drop the penny Some say I'm one, I say I'm many

anonymous

• You obviously didn't find the last glue! – Avigrail Nov 17 '14 at 9:00
• Sure I did: 1 hacker or many (like anonymous), or more directly: phrack.org/issues/7/3.html#article – Gudgip Nov 17 '14 at 9:05
• Would it be possible for you to edit this answer to explain how you reached this conclusion given the information in the question? – Aza Jan 21 '15 at 19:12
• @Emrakul Done :-) it's been a while though ;) – Gudgip Jan 22 '15 at 13:30

Your brain? or a braincell?

I always act like my brain is another (3th person view) of my world like some spectator haha

• You forgot about the last glue, too! – Avigrail Nov 18 '14 at 10:49

forgive me if im wrong...

Cyanoacrylate

For sure I'm egocentric You mean nothing to me

An ego centric letter is S which starts the most words in the english dictionary

So the best choice seems a third person to be

a different perspective or from a different persona leading me to PER also in PERson

Make him steal what surrounds you

"thought" being deep in thought throughout this riddle which leaves us with U

Find one more glue

Super Glue which its proper name is Cyanoacrylate

• I forgive you :) – Avigrail Nov 18 '14 at 13:14
• ahh blasted, I wrote a list an everything :D – Oblongamous Nov 18 '14 at 13:15
• Well, a list is a good thing to start with ;) – Avigrail Nov 18 '14 at 13:17
• ... techincally i said the answer lol – Oblongamous Nov 18 '14 at 13:24
• Yes you did. I hope you are happy, at least a bit! – Avigrail Nov 18 '14 at 13:25