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self

 [self]
1. a term used to denote an animal's own antigenic constituents, in contrast to “nonself” (which denotes foreign antigenic constituents). The self constituents are metabolized without antibody formation, whereas the antigens that are nonself are eliminated through the immune response mechanism. It has been postulated that there is a mechanism of “self recognition” that enables the organism to distinguish between self and nonself. See also immunity.
2. the complete being of an individual, comprising both physical and psychological characteristics, and including both conscious and unconscious components. The concept of self is central to the jungian personality theory. See also Jung.
therapeutic use of self the ability to use theory, experiential knowledge, and self-awareness, and to explore one's impact on others.

self

autophobia.

self

(self),
1. A sum of the attitudes, feelings, memories, traits, and behavioral predispositions that make up the personality.
2. The individual person as represented in his or her own awareness and in his or her environment.
3. A generalized, everyday term for ego or persona.
4. In immunology, an individual's autologous cell components as contrasted with non-self, or foreign, constituents; the basic mechanism underlying recognition of self from non-self is unknown, but serves to protect the host from an immunologic attack on the host's own antigenic constituents, as opposed to immune system destruction or elimination of foreign antigens.

self

(sĕlf)
n. pl. selves
1. The total, essential, or particular being of a person; the individual.
2. One's consciousness of one's own being or identity; the ego.
3. That which the immune system identifies as belonging to the body.

self

pl. selves [selvz]
Etymology: AS
1 the total essence or being of a person; the individual.
2 those affective, cognitive, and spiritual qualities that distinguish one person from another; individuality.
3 a person's awareness of his or her own being or identity; consciousness; ego. See also personality.

self

Immunology
adjective Referring to one’s own immune system; autologous.

self

(self)
1. A sum of the attitudes, feelings, memories, traits, and behavioral predispositions that make up the personality.
2. The person as represented in his or her own awareness and in his or her environment.
3. immunology A person's autologous cell components as contrasted with nonself, or foreign, constituents. The mechanism of recognition of self from nonself is unknown, but serves to protect from an immunologic attack on the host's own antigenic constituents, as opposed to immune system destruction or elimination of foreign antigens.

self

a term used to denote an animal's own antigenic constituents, in contrast to 'not-self', denoting foreign antigenic constituents. The 'self' constituents do not normally elicit an immune response, i.e. there is self-tolerance, whereas the antigens which are 'not-self' do elicit an immune response. Self reactive lymphocytes, particularly T lymphocytes within the thymus, are eliminated. The breakdown of self-tolerance by a number of mechanisms is the basis for autoimmune diseases. See also immunity.
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As Rand points out in this essay and elsewhere, the tribal lone wolf mentality has nothing to do with genuine, rational, life-promoting selfishness.
If Summers's reproach of selfishness applies to anyone, it is not to frugal seniors, but to their fortunate offspring.
In the same vein, Wilson contends that altruism and cooperation evolve only by boosting the fortunes of one group versus another, whereas selfishness evolves through individual competition within groups.
The selfishness that makes a man care for himself is right and necessary for the good of the whole; only, observe, it must be limited and checked everywhere, not only by his own moral feelings, but by the same selfishness in others, if we are to use this word--which is perhaps not very fit--to describe the care which everybody has to take of his own interests.
Today, as we drown in a sea of knowledge, selfishness and unrealistic expectations, a 25-year-old is ten times more likely to suffer depression than in 1950; violent crime has increased exponentially; compulsive behaviours, including eating disorders and addictions, are at epidemic levels and at least 20 percent of us will suffer from a serious mental illness sometime in our lives.
Whatever our religious convictions, it is vital that we grapple with his challenge that selfishness need not be the decisive motive.
It's a reversal of the cycle Rogers was part of: Where Rogers was produced by a culture of selflessness and encouraged it, Limbaugh is produced by a culture of selfishness and makes it worse.
Nowak and Sigmund applied Pavlov and other tactics to the "prisoner's dilemma;' in which two players can either cooperate or act selfishly A player receives the most points for acting selfishly when the other cooperates, slightly fewer points if both cooperate, fewer still in cases of dual selfishness, and no points for cooperating when the other acts selfishly
Where the Davidsons live is a matter of personal choice, but it is the height of selfishness not to relinquish their flat so that someone else will benefit.
Various calamities befall each child, one by one, because of their selfishness and bad temperament.
The fragility of family ties amidst a mother's divorce, alcohol dependence, and selfishness is explored with a deftness and clarity that are rarely seen.
A thoughtless act of greed or selfishness has taken it away from us.