Being Selfish Social Stories

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Being Selfish Social Story Examples

Being Selfish

Being selfish is keeping everything for yourself or acting in a greedy way.

Being selfish is a number of things like:

only thinking about yourself and not others
not being willing to share
trying to get what you want even it means acting badly towards others
not waiting your turn
taking more than you need and leaving others with less than they need

Being selfish is not a nice thing to be. It can make other people think that you are not a nice caring person. Other people may not want to be your friend.

Being selfish is not OK. It is unfriendly and can upset other people.

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Am I Being Selfish

I am being selfish when I want to keep everything for myself.

I am being selfish when:

I only think about myself and not others
I will not share things with others
I try to get what I want by being bad towards others
I do not wait for my turn
I take more than I need and leave others without

If I act in a selfish way other people may think that I am not a nice caring person. They might get angry or upset with me. If I am selfish other people may not like me or want to be my friend.

It is not OK to be selfish. It can upset other people and they may not like me.

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Use the above examples to help you create your own social story matched to your child's needs. You may want to modify some of the language for very young children but try to avoid losing precise meaning when using more accessible language. Creating social stories with photos or pictures can often help too. Each social story example is also available in a printable format below.

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Being Selfish

Being Selfish Social Story

A print out version of the Being Selfish social story example above.

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Am I Being Selfish

Am I Being Selfish Social Story Example

A print out version of the Am I Being Selfish social story example above.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Being Wrong

Go and Do This

Understanding Blame Social Stories

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