How Do I Stop Being A Selfish Person?

Here are seven ways to be less selfish.

  • Listen. As someone with a Sociology minor, I always think it’s extremely important to not be ethnocentric.
  • Put your needs last.
  • Put yourself in their shoes.
  • Get off your high horse.
  • Do you want to be known as the jerk?
  • Break the habit.
  • Let it go.

How do I stop being so selfish?


  1. Practice putting yourself last.
  2. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
  3. Remember that you’re not more important than anyone else.
  4. Don’t let your past dictate your future.
  5. Ask yourself about what you want vs. what you need.
  6. Enjoy giving the spotlight to others.
  7. Take in the criticism.
  8. Make a gratitude list.

How can I stop being selfish and self centered?

Part 2 Being Social

  • Ask for help when you need it. Self-centered people often struggle to admit when they’re wrong, and admit that they need help.
  • Let someone else be in charge. Do you always feel like you need to make your voice heard?
  • Be clear when you speak.
  • Stop turning conversations into a competition.

What makes someone selfish?

A selfish person is the one who puts his own needs first. He’s primarily concerned with himself and seeks out only those activities that fulfill his own desires and wants. When you make life difficult for others to meet your own ends, then that kind of selfishness is the selfishness that you’d like to avoid.

How do I stop being selfish in my marriage?

How does one become less selfish?

  1. Question yourself.
  2. Become a good listener.
  3. Put yourself in your spouse’s shoes.
  4. Try putting your needs last.
  5. Think of your marriage in terms of “we” rather than “I.” What is the best choice for your marriage?
  6. Be open and honest with your spouse.
  7. Engage in some give-and-take.