Grandiose delusions
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Not to be confused with grandiosity.
"Delusions of grandeur" redirects here. For other uses, see Delusions
of grandeur (disambiguation).
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Grandiose delusions or delusions of grandeur are principally a subtype
of delusional disorder but could possibly feature as a symptom of
schizophrenia and manic episodes of bipolar disorder.[1] Grandiose
delusions are characterized by fantastical beliefs that one is famous,
omnipotent, or otherwise very powerful. The delusions are generally
fantastic, often with a supernatural, science-fictional, or religious
bent (for example, belief that one is an incarnation of Jesus Christ).

Grandiose delusions are distinct from grandiosity, in that the
sufferer does not have insight into his loss of touch with reality.

In colloquial usage, one who overestimates one's own abilities,
talents or situation is sometimes said to have 'delusions of
grandeur'. This is generally due to excessive pride, rather than any
actual delusions.

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