Holding one's own self-interest as the standard for decision making.
Having, exhibiting or motivated by no concern for oneself but for others; unselfish.
‘In a selfless act of gratitude for saving his mother's life, Peter committed to giving money to his local breast cancer charity each year for the rest of his life.’;
Having regard for oneself above others’ well-being.
Having no regard to self; unselfish.
‘Lo now, what hearts have men! they never mountAs high as woman in her selfless mood.’;
Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
‘They judge of things according to their own private appetites and selfish passions.’; ‘In that throng of selfish hearts untrue.’;
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.
‘Hobbes and the selfish school of philosophers.’;
concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own; unselfish
‘an act of selfless devotion’;
concerned chiefly or only with yourself;
‘Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights’;