self-concern


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self-concern

(sĕlf′kən-sûrn′)
n.
Selfish or excessive concern for oneself.

self′-con·cerned′ adj.
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DB: Yes, a person who has self-concern may feel he's paying attention but he's simply concerned with himself.
5) The movement of incurvatus is actually fiercer here than when it collapses down to the vanishing point of pure individual self-concern, for it gains tremendous energy and moral force by living as concern for some group of vulnerable others.
The egoist's self-concern is not what comes into mind when making moral judgments.
Initially, teachers express a high level of self-concern regarding their own ability to be successful in the classroom.
The authors also explore how self-concern, which can be exhibited through self-monitoring behavior, is related to mum.
All of these studies and programmes already undertaken make imperative the recovery within every congregation of the missionary dynamic which will enable Christians, as individuals and as communities, to break out of their walls of self-concern to witness the love of Christ within every level of the institutions which govern their activities, in their neighbourhoods, in the market-place, in the home, as well as to the ends of the earth.
Heckhausen (1982) also believes that it is self-concern and not emotionality that negatively correlates with performance.
they don't practice the self-concern that they recommend to others.
Thus, this discussion addresses contexts in which narratives of self-concern (bodily regimes) signify a retreat into the self, that is, into pre-established cultural shells.
He is simply a frenzied, ambitious political career animal, consumed by self-concern.
5) It shouldn't take Adam Smith to remind us that self-concern is not necessarily antithetical to--that it can accompany and foster, even be indispensable to--promotion of the well-being of others.
Personhood rests on physically instantiated capacities for sentience and self-concern.