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An exaggerated belief or claim of one’s importance or identity, manifest by delusions of wealth, power, or fame

grandiosity

Psychiatry An exaggerated belief or claims of one's importance or identity, manifest by delusions of wealth, power, or fame. See Manic episode, Bipolar disorder.

grandiose

(gran′dē-ōs″, gran″dē-ōs′)
In psychiatry, pert. to one's unrealistic and exaggerated concept of self-worth, importance, wealth, and ability.
grandiosity (gran″dē-os′ĭt-ē)
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As previously described, it is an inventory consisting of 215 items distributed in 12 dimensions: dependency, aggressiveness, mood instability, eccentricity, attention seeking, distrust, grandiosity, isolation, criticism avoidance, self-sacrifice, consciousness, and impulsiveness (Carvalho, 2011).
Spiritual grandiosity. Spiritual grandiosity (SG) was measured using the 7-item self-report subscale of the Spiritual Assessment Inventory (SAI; Hall & Edwards, 2002; Hall, Reise, & Haviland, 2007).
There are five subscales including awareness, realistic acceptance, disappointment, grandiosity, and instability.
A certain counterproductive grandiosity has crept into foreign policy, with Erdogan seeking to achieve a leadership role in the Sunni world.
Four patients were previous nonresponders to ECT None of the subjects had bipolar activation symptoms such as grandiosity at baseline, according to Dr.
"I am Lord of all I survey," I think to myself, Sitting on the deck of my house in the country, before Coming home to find I haven't been missed at all: Douglas sitting on his pad, his small, gruff face Hiding a deep indifference deflating any pretensions Of transcendence or grandiosity, disdainful as the Dowagers in one of my favorite New Yorker cartoons Emerging from a performance of Murder in the Cathedral: "Such a disappointment.
Although he was assessed by a psychiatric nurse as having "a medium risk of worthlessness and grandiosity and a risk of the detrimental effects of drug misuse, no other mental health problems were noted".
In Jack, this change progressed into a full switch to symptoms of grandiosity and irritability--a mixed state.
"I wanted to take in the moment and connect to the song that I was singing, not get swept away by all the grandiosity and excitement, and connect.
'13) was overstuffed with adjectival excess ("brutal grandiosity," "fatalistic inevitability") but ultimately shared Bent's appreciation for its creator's dark vision and conceptual audacity.
"My ambition, tenacity, loyalty, 'moods,' grandiosity, occasional passive aggression, and my faith, that's all her and I wouldn't have it any other way."
Moreover, recent longitudinal studies have shown that this type of cognition, which implies grandiosity and entitlement, predicts antisocial behavior (Barry et al., 2007; Calvete, 2008).