The self-cherishing mind, as in wanting things my way, has many labels.
A slaughterer - self-cherishing / 'wanting things my way' causes me to indulge in negative actions that ultimately slaughters all my chances of attaining liberation from suffering and from samsara.
A thief - It is a thief that steals all my virtuous potentialities because it causes me to become angry at the slightest provocation, thus resulting in the burning up of all these virtuous potentials.
A farmer - it is a farmer as it plants the seeds of negative actions in my 'consciousness field', which ripen into the fruit of suffering for me in this life or future lives.
A possessor - it is a possessor because it fuels strong self grasping at and covetousness of all mundane objects , and goals, leading to negative actions and suffering.
A soldier - it will fuel a great lust for victory in battle, leading one to be reckless and disregard the fact that one's life is at stake any time, as one can be killed in the battlefield anytime and be thrown instantly into the lower realms.
A shameless person - because it causes us to throw our conscience to the wind and act recklessly ruining our chances of happiness, as we create more and more causes of suffering.
An inconsiderate person - because it fuels self-absorption to the level of total disregard for others happiness and well-being.
Except for the soldier, I think most of the labels have fitted me one time or another before. In every instant, when I operated from any of the labels, my deluded mind tried to convince me that i had gained satisfaction and 'happiness' from my negative actions. But then the main feeling that remained was a disquiet/disturbance of the mind and no peace. Mostly, there was no real good/happy feeling about my actions afterwards. I can recall one instance,many years ago, when I flared up in anger in front of a group of friends and said words which I wished later I could have taken back. After that incident, people were quieter around me and more distant from me.