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What kinds of boundaries can I set with a self-centered person?

I need some help recalibrating how I interact with someone who is profoundly self-centered (ranging from insensitivity to my feelings to arguably deliberately "using" me). Assuming that I must keep this person in my life, what are some things I can do to feel more empowered and more at peace with the balance between us? [more inside]
posted by argonauta on May 18, 2014 - 19 answers

I don't like being me

I have recently realized that I am a selfish person, and I'm afraid my selfishness has been sabatoging my chances at having lasting, fulfilling relationships. I'm also self-loathing, which doesn't help matters, either. [more inside]
posted by dean_deen on Nov 22, 2012 - 22 answers

Help me love my jerk brother

My brother is kind of an arse, and not very empathetic. Can you help me to not overreact to this, and get less wound up by him? [more inside]
posted by La chaussette, c'est moi on Oct 28, 2011 - 14 answers

Does humanitarian work inevitably leave you bitter?

My friend is going to Kenya and Uganda to do some humanitarian work this summer. She's afraid that when she returns she'll be disgusted by the shallowness of people's problems and concerns back home, to the point of being unable to relate to anyone. Is this likely, and if so, can it be prevented? Should it be prevented? [more inside]
posted by daelin on Mar 25, 2009 - 25 answers

How do I stop feeling like I'm living someone else's life?

How do I stop feeling so detached from everything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Ambition vs. Altruism

Ambition vs. Altruism: How do you know if you are going "too far" in terms of self-interest or self-sacrifice? [more inside]
posted by uxo on May 8, 2008 - 22 answers

you CAN always get what you want...

i'm looking for songs about selfishness. the tricky part is, i'm looking for lyrics that celebrate or accept selfishness as the way the world works nowadays. with all apologies to the rolling stones, you CAN usually get what you want nowadays -- if you live in a first-world nation. where's the music about that?
posted by rubberfish on Jan 14, 2008 - 46 answers

Help me find a fable about selfishness?

[Literary archetype filter] I'm looking for short moral tales / folk stories / fables with themes of selfishness and pig-headedness. Specifically, I need stories about somebody who focuses so intently on X that they don't realize they're alone and screwed until too late. [more inside]
posted by mr. remy on Aug 9, 2007 - 14 answers

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