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Selfish

The Top 10 Signs You Might Be a Taker

Adam Grant | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Evidence shows that we think we're superior to others in every domain: We believe we're smarter, more attractive, more likable, and more skilled at a wide range of tasks, from math to leadership. For a long time, I hoped these narcissistic tendencies wouldn't extend to the domain of giving and helping. I was wrong.

Progressive Christians? A Response to "The Gospel of Selfishness in American Christianity"

Martha St Jean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Martha St Jean

Those who abuse the Gospel and distort the truth may be publicly called out on the incongruence of their lives. For those of us who strive to walk in the steps of Christ -- please don't call us progressive; call us simply "Christians."

Renee Jain: Why Being Selfish Is the Most Unselfish Thing You Can Do: The Martyr Mentality Myth

Renee Jain | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women
Renee Jain

By making space for the imperfect, to recognize that we won't always be able to 'hold it together,' we are better able to feel connected to others when we fail or go through a period of suffering

Volunteering -- Selflessness or Selfishness?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.

Is Loving Yourself Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In one of my free webinars -- one that focused on what it looks like to love yourself -- Grant asked the following question: "Isn't it selfish and pa...

Defense of One-Child Families From the Mouths Of 'Onlies'

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Lorraine Devon Wilke

During the process of deciding whether or not to have another child, I heard often from people that it was "wrong" to have only one if it was possible, health-wise, to have more. One person even called it a "disservice" to my first child.

Are You Selfishly Selfless?

Martha Boston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Boston

I no longer believe it's more blessed to give than to receive, nor more blessed to receive than to give. It is a selfish heart that refuses either giving or receiving, for to withhold one is to block the other.

'If I Love Myself, Won't I Be Selfish?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Imagine what a wonderful world we would have if each person took responsibility for his or her own feelings and needs. When we take responsibility for ourselves, we can then share our love with others.

Can You Be Both Selfless AND Selfish?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I was privileged and honored to deliver the keynote address recently at a local high school graduation. My marching orders were to deliver a generally inspiring exhortation on being selfless and giving back in seven minutes or less.

Money Study Compares Compassion Of Rich, Poor

| Daisy Grewal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely y...

Discovery

Lisa Guest | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Isn't there a saying that if one waits long enough, good things come to pass? When the timing is right, things fall into place?

When You Love Yourself, You Let Others Off the Hook

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Frequently, when I start to work with a new client, they believe that loving their self is selfish. Nothing could be further from the truth.

4 Consequences to Labeling a Friend 'Toxic'

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.27.2011 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Do a google search with two words that by definition shouldn't be in the same sentence, "avoid" and "friend," and you'll get a list of 409,000,000 articles helping you figure out which friends to drop.

What is Selfish?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Since harming others never creates happiness and inner peace, our world would become a peaceful place if we each took responsibility for our own happiness and well-being.

Chimps Shed Selfish Title

Posted 10.11.2011 | Green

Chimpanzees may be more generous than we thought. Chimps spontaneously displaying empathy by consoling each other after fights and sharing food ha...

The etiquette of remaining friends with an ex-friend's mom

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I've been dealing with a painful friendship break-up but I'm actually happier now without my ex-friend. It was more of a one-si...

Ditched by a Best Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I've had a great best friend for about 6 years now. We were always depending on each other, hanging out together practically ev...

We May Be Born With An Urge to Help

The New York Times | Nicholas Wade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Biologists are forming a better view of humankind than the traditional opinions of it as warlike and selfish....

Death And Dying: Nature Is Selfish, Get Over It

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

It is brutally shocking when our lives are falling apart and the rest of the world doesn't seem to notice. The first time I experienced this was when my husband was lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life.

The Way I See It: Why Thankfulness and Selfishness Go Hand in Hand

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of selfishness, especially to those of us who are people pleasers. I had no way to predict the flood of respons...