Modern permissiveness and the new culture of entitlement allows disturbed people to reach adulthood without proper socialization. In a book meant both for the general public and for professionals, bestselling author and psychologist George Simon explains in plain English.
"What is the difference between being selfish and being narcissistic?" | Couples Solutions
Selfish individuals tend to think of themselves first, but don't lack empathy for others. A moderate amount of what we call "selfishness" is a positive attribute, and might be called "self-preservation," "independence," or being a "go-getter."