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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He's got a huge ego and a bit of a God complex, so his whole life falls apart.
Robert has that kind of God complex whereby, you know, a centimetre either way can end somebody's life, and you have to have a certain degree of conceited arrogance to be able to do that sort of thing.
It's a total stereotype of a genius diagnostician with a God complex, which I shouldn't support, but he's my all-time favorite character on TV.
He did almost have a God complex and he became very rich because of it.
He is being sued for malpractice and suffers from a God complex.
The Roman numeral not only refers to the seven girls and seven boys sent to Crete periodically as tribunal sacrifice, but also reminds us of the eight and seven snatched characters respectively in The Helmet of Horror and "The God Complex.
When Joey discovers the immense power and responsibility that comes with this incredible online audience at his disposal, the former pizza delivery driver develops a God complex of his own.
So I became rehearsal director for a new immersive project with Billy Bell called The God Complex.
KIM AND KANYE WE thought North West was a bad enough name for their firstborn, but calling their second offspring Saint suggests Kanye's God complex is getting out of hand.
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.