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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The UK's most prolific killer Dr Harold Shipman was known for his God complex, believing it was his right to decide if his patients lived or died.
It all started in 2014 with his debut mixtape The God Complex, which was followed by his 2015 mixtape And After That, We Didn't Talk, which was supported by tracks like Late Night and Palm Trees.
Andrea Kelly, his ex-wife, describes Kelly as a controlling personality with a god complex. "Robert has many rules for other people, but doesn't have many for himself," she says in an on-camera interview.
Ole is the antithesis of Jose Mourinho and, while he doesn't have the track record, he doesn't have the God complex either.
ARROGANT doctors with a "God complex" have been slammed in the wake of the publication of the Scally report.
Retired lawyer Michael Pardys, who represented the landlord at the time said Randy had a god complex.
He accused managers of 'secrecy and containment', and found that the rogue surgeon with a 'God complex' could have been stopped by late 2004.
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.
Gregory House from "House." 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.
Victims he left mutilated called him a "psychopath" with a "God complex".
"He did almost have a God complex and he became very rich because of it."