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
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But one should never be driven by a 'savior complex'.
Endearing and excellent, the show tackles a variety of different issues that surround race relations in the US and further-afield, from outright hatred and altright groups through to the fine line between using white privilege to dismantle white supremacy and the self-aggrandizement of the white savior complex.
The lecture course, now in its third year, is "The Anti-Trafficking Savior Complex," which gets about 80 to 100 students per year.
In the course of his work, the doctor, who is in the process of getting a divorce, comes across a woman whose problems awaken a misguided savior complex in him and draw him down an increasingly violent and dangerous path.
Perhaps his savior complex waxed and waned, like a summer tan.
Days after Linton's article "How my dream gap year in Africa turned into a nightmare" - in which she promotes her book "In Congo's Shadow" - was (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/how-my-dream-gap-year-in-africa-turned-into-a-nightmare/) published in the Telegraph , angry Zambians have taken to Twitter, using the hashtag "LintonLies" to accuse her of fabricating several claims, perpetrating stereotypes about Africa and of exhibiting a "white savior complex."
His assessment of the relationship between Haitian Winston "2Pac" Jean and the French aid worker Eleonore Senlis offers apt insights about the foreign savior complex. Myriam J.A.
Get over the savior complex and go back to regular scheduling.
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In it, Gerwig plays a cool college coed with a savior complex, out to help out everyone at the school.
Toward the end of Watch This!, Walton asks: "Should we pray for and be deeply concerned and saddened about an unhealthy culture of hypermasculinity and a patriarchal savior complex that possibly helps to cultivate sadomasochistic and misogynistic tendencies?" (227).
Failure is a deepening factor that allows us to put things in perspective and move away from the savior complex.