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Are you a selfish person?
Posted 5/19/07

s_j_b wrote:

Question:
If helping others makes you feel good then is it a selfish act? ^-^



You actually answered your own question.
(hint: makes you feel good)

I agree about what hopchow said:
Selfish is as vague a term when describing the human condition as almost any other. You need to nail down a definition before you attempt to quantify how selfish you might be. It also deals with personal motivation which enters into the much over debated "Intentions vs. results" discussion.

You might also have to mention the extremities of intention: how Good vs. how Worst

(sitcoms like Friends and Scrubs have some references about this topic, sort of.)

How about ego and selfishness? Of course, they pertain to each other. Can anyone clarify or give examples?
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Posted 5/19/07
i am pretty selfish. no one told me, i kinda figured on my own. but i am also very unselfish. such a conundrum
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Posted 5/19/07
sitcom friends talks about how there are no unselfish deeds
Posted 5/19/07

lil-chinese-gal wrote:

sitcom friends talks about how there are no unselfish deeds


bang! right in the money. It was a scene between Phoebe and Joey.
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i am.. i know i am..
Posted 5/19/07
In the end everybody is selfish... We all live for ourselfs not for others...
If we have a girl/boy-friend we have her cause we like it... And when you say you want to see her/him just happy thats cause that give yourself a good feeling...

Even mother teresa (or how the heck you wright that) was selfish... She helped all those people cuz it made her feel good...

But appart from that i hate people who are selfish and greedy so who only take things and never give somthing back... that sux
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Posted 5/19/07

whatsome wrote:


s_j_b wrote:

Question:
If helping others makes you feel good then is it a selfish act? ^-^



You actually answered your own question.
(hint: makes you feel good)

I agree about what hopchow said:
Selfish is as vague a term when describing the human condition as almost any other. You need to nail down a definition before you attempt to quantify how selfish you might be. It also deals with personal motivation which enters into the much over debated "Intentions vs. results" discussion.

You might also have to mention the extremities of intention: how Good vs. how Worst

(sitcoms like Friends and Scrubs have some references about this topic, sort of.)

How about ego and selfishness? Of course, they pertain to each other. Can anyone clarify or give examples?

aw you make me feel bad
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Posted 5/19/07
Seriously, how could one possibly know unless they have taken the quizzical??
http://www.blogthings.com/howselfishareyouquiz/

Personally, I pretend to be an altruist so the selfish people love me!
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Posted 5/19/07
hmmmm that tells me alot
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Posted 5/19/07
All human action and interaction is motivated, at least in part, by self-interest.

Yes. I am a selfish person.

So are you.
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Posted 5/19/07

SparklingAngel wrote:

dr154 explained selfiness correctly and i agree with her/him.
If yu ask me sometimes i am, sometimes not. It's depending from the situation


thx, im a guy...its natural for a person to be selfish...
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Posted 5/19/07
Probably. It's kind of irrelevant though, as long as your not too selfish. You'd end up living in a trash can if you were completely selfishless-ness... lol big word.
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Posted 5/19/07

Eros wrote:

Seriously, how could one possibly know unless they have taken the quizzical??
http://www.blogthings.com/howselfishareyouquiz/

Personally, I pretend to be an altruist so the selfish people love me!


I took that How Selfish Are You? quiz, and I'm only 32% selfish which means; I generally am a very giving person who treats others very well, but at times, I insist on getting my way - when it matters most to me.

I think that right there explains it for everyone out there.
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Posted 5/19/07
0% selfish
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Posted 5/19/07
You Are 41% Selfish



You are quite balanced. You are able to compromise when it's in the best interests of those involved.
But you're no pushover. If something is important to you, you'll get it!

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