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idea

 [i-de´ah]
a mental impression or conception.
autochthonous idea a persistent idea, originating within the mind, usually from the unconscious, but seeming to have come from an outside source and often therefore felt to be of malevolent origin.
dominant idea one that controls or colors every action and thought.
fixed idea a persistent morbid impression or belief that cannot be changed by reason.
overvalued idea a false or exaggerated belief sustained beyond logic or reason but with less rigidity than a delusion, also often being less patently unbelievable.
idea of reference the incorrect idea that the words and actions of others refer to one's self, or the projection of the causes of one's own imaginary difficulties upon someone else.

fixed i·de·a

1. an exaggerated notion, belief, or delusion that persists, despite evidence to the contrary, and controls the mind;
2. the obstinate conviction of a psychotic person regarding the correctness of a delusion.

fix·ed i·de·a

(fikst ī-dē'ă)
1. An exaggerated notion, belief, or delusion that persists, despite evidence to the contrary, and controls the mind.
2. The obstinate conviction of a psychotic person regarding the correctness of a delusion.
See: ideation
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Even if we do not necessarily intend to, we sometimes have fixed ideas in our heads about who people are, and we are usually influenced by how society sees them.
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For her, thinking was an inner Socratic debate in which one questions oneself constantly, challenging one's own fixed ideas, considering and re-considering everything that presents itself to the mind, the "soundless dialogue of the I with itself." To not think is to die, morally speaking.