self-oriented

adjective
self-ori·​ent·​ed | \ ˌself-ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd How to pronounce self-oriented (audio) \

Definition of self-oriented

: concerned primarily with oneself and especially with one's own desires, needs, or interests self-oriented motives The girls' activities are more communal, with 30% of their badge work taking place in groups, while the boys work is more self-oriented with less than 20% of their work taking place in a group.— Ellen Brait

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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