Keri tried to convince her mom to purchase the dress for herself mostly out of self-interest because she had plans to borrow it for a party.
An example of self-interest is thinking about your needs above the needs of others around you.
- one's own interest or advantage
- an exaggerated regard for this, esp. when at the expense of others
- Selfish or excessive regard for one's personal advantage or interest.
- Personal advantage or interest.
self- +"Ž interest