->''"There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it."''
-->--'''Maya Angelou'''

Some characters don't care about anybody but themselves. This means that they want everything in the world to themselves and aren't willing to share them with others. They often go to extreme lengths to get all the things they want. This is one of the main reasons why HumansAreBastards. Here is an index dealing with selfish and greedy characters.

Compare EgoTropes and ObsessionTropes. MoneyTropes are high on their list of favorites. Contrast SelflessnessTropes.

!!Tropes:
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Screw right and wrong, ''I'm'' doing what ''I'' want!!
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Taking is better than giving.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: '''MY''' relationship with the girl is more important than others' suffering!
* ApatheticCitizens: We got better things to do than to help save some homeless people.
* ArtifactOfAttraction: Everyone is selfish over one single object.
* AteItAll: A character who is often a BigEater ends up eating food intended for others.
* AttentionWhore: '''PAY ATTENTION TO ME AND ME ONLY, GODDAMMIT!!'''
* BystanderSyndrome: Let the cops get the robber. I've got better things to do than to do their job.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Selfish authority figures.
* ConMan: I play people for fools to get what I want.
* CrazySurvivalist: I'm preparing myself for this catastrophe. I don't care about you!
* DealWithTheDevil: If the BigBad has your best desires, then you better accept his [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse offer you can't refuse]].
* DeathByMaterialism: A character gets a KarmicDeath for their greed.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: The villain only wants to be in charge just because.
* DirtyCoward: Putting their own safety above others'.
* TheDitherer: To some extent, it's selfish to not make a decision for others.
* EgocentricallyReligious: Expecting an deity to do things for him.
* EntitledBastard: These idiots only help me and my problems.
* GoldDigger: Women don't care about you. They care about your money.
* GoldFever: I want gold!
* {{Greed}}: Self-explanatory. It's one of the SevenDeadlySins.
* TheHedonist: I care about my pleasure and mine alone!
* HeroicTeamRevolt: Sometimes, TheHero can be selfish in refusing to save others, so the rest of his companions do it themselves.
* ItAmusedMe: Doing things for your own enjoyment.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The ultimate attitude of selfishness and greed.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Fans can be selfish by caring about the action more than the creator's entire work.
* LackOfEmpathy: Who needs to share emotions with these humans?
* LoveableRogue: Breaks the rules for their own benefit, but is somewhat likable.
* MiserAdvisor: I only wanted to be your friend so I can get your money.
* NeverMyFault: Caring about yourself more than taking responsibility for your actions.
* NominalHero: Sometimes, a hero's motivations have nothing to do with the good of others.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: I'm not here for what's going on.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Characters do things because they expect to get paid.
** MoneyDearBoy: The real life version.
* OpportunisticBastard: Takes advantage of the plans of others to advance himself.
* PersonalGainHurts: Where selfish desires have bad consequences.
* PragmaticVillainy: EvenEvilHasStandards. True, but I'm always in it for myself.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: If you're good to me regardless of your actions, you're good. If you're a nice person but don't agree with me, '''you're bad'''.
* PsychologicalProjection: It's not ''me'' who's evil, it's everyone else.
* ReluctantGift: Even if you have to give away something, you can't help clinging to it.
* TheScrooge: Cares about their own wealth more than others.
* SelfServingMemory: This is how ''I'' interpret it...
* SignedUpForTheDental: I work here so I can get healthcare.
* {{Slimeball}}: I'm selfish and I always show it!
* SmugSnake: I use and crush foolish people so I can get what I want.
* TheSocialDarwinist: It's survival of the fittest, not let's work together.
* SpoiledBrat: The little kid is selfish and self-centered.
** RoyalBrat: The little kid in a royal family is selfish and self-centered.
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Selfishness by exploiting others' kindness.
* TheUnapologetic: Caring more about yourself than the people whose feelings you hurt.
* TheUnfettered: I'm gonna get what I want, and I don't care who I have to step on or who suffers to get it.
* WastefulWishing: If wishing for something that's unimportant seems selfish, then so be it.
* WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately: You're only valuable if you do things for me and me only!
* WhiteKnighting: Defending others against {{troll}}s or other {{jerkass}} users for selfish reasons.
* WildCard: I'm on nobody's side. I'm on '''my''' side!
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