Self-interest meaning

sĕlfĭntrĭst, -ĭntər-ĭst
Selfish or excessive regard for one's personal advantage or interest.
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Self-interest is defined as being focused on yourself or putting yourself at an advantage.

An example of self-interest is thinking about your needs above the needs of others around you.

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Personal advantage or interest.
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One's personal interest or advantage, especially when pursued without regard for others.
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An exaggerated regard for this, esp. when at the expense of others.
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One's own interest or advantage.
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Origin of self-interest