What shall I say in natural English to convey that someone is just looking for his own benefit/profit in everything (i.e. business, personal relationships, social connections etc.)
The term which can be used in this aense in my view is:
Self-interest which as an uncount noun means:
the act of considering the advantage to yourself when making decisions, and deciding to do what is best for you:
- The company's donation was surely motivated by self-interest, as it attracted a lot of media attention.
We say something like:
He just looks for his self-interest. [direct translation]
But I don't know what would you say instead in natural English? Does my made-up sentence sound natural to you? I wonder if you could let me know about it.