self-in·ter·est /-ˈɪnt(ə)rəst; ˈɪntəˌrɛst, ˌtrɛst; ˈɪntɚ/
Self-in·ter·est n. Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.
n 1: taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the
consequences for others [syn: opportunism, self-seeking,
2: attempting to get personal recognition for yourself
(especially by unacceptable means) [syn: egoism, egocentrism,
self-concern, self-centeredness] [ant: altruism]