God complex


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A popular term for a personality flaw commonly seen in physicians, especially surgeons, who perceive themselves as omniscient—i.e., God-like—and thus treat others as mere mortals

God complex

Medtalk A personality flaw common among physicians, especially surgeons, who perceive themselves as omniscient–ie, God-like, thus treat others as mere mortals
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It's the nearest thing you'll get to a God complex," he told me as I was leaving.
It's the GOD Complex will be the first to create jobs, businesses and communities in the real world.
But for every gnome with a God complex, there's another celebrity who suits the look.
Prodnoses, we old journos called them: a dying breed of men and women who cared passionately about accuracy over speed of delivery; editorial equivalents of the Roman slaves who shadowed emperors whispering "Thou art but mortal, Caesar" to prevent the big-head getting a God complex.
The pair were yesterday joined by the Tardis and a monster that resembled a Minotaur - which was last seen in series six in The God Complex - in the city centre park.
The pair were joined by the Tardis and a monster that resembled a Minotaur, which was last seen in series six in The God Complex, in the city centre park.
It sounds like the product of a delusional God complex.
I played a minotaur in the God Complex episode and the Wooden King, which came out on Christmas Day in The Doctor, the Widow and The Wardrobe.
The true Barack Obama is an out of control psychopathic killer with a loaded God complex, and he's running America.
The God Complex (directed by Mark Pirro) was selected for its all-out spoof of Bible stories.
Some commented on Jobs' legendary passion, some accused him of having a God complex, while another gave "kudos to the 'iGod' for being the rare company leader who communicates directly with the people who reach out to them.