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God complex

A god complex is an unshakable belief characterized by consistently inflated feelings of personal ability, privilege, or infallibility.

Contents

  • Description 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Description

A person with a god complex may refuse to admit the possibility of their error or failure, even in the face of irrefutable evidence, complex, or intractable problems or difficult or impossible tasks, or may regard their personal opinions as unquestionably correct.[1][2] The individual may disregard the rules of society and require special consideration or privileges.[1]

God complex is not a clinical term or diagnosable disorder, and does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

The first person to use the term god-complex was Ernest Jones (1913-51).[3] His description, at least in the contents page of Essays in Applied Psycho-Analysis, describes the god complex as belief that one is a god.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Kaplan, Harold I.; Benjamin J. Sadock (1972). Modern Group Book, volume 4: Sensitivity through encounter and marathon. J. Aronson. 
  2. ^ TEDGlobal 2011. "Tim Harford, TED talk". Ted.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  3. ^ Deep Blue at the University of Michigan umich.edu Retrieved 2012-01-22
  4. ^ Jones, Ernest (15 March 2007). "Essays in Applied Psycho-Analysis". Lightning Source Inc. p. 472.  

External links

  • McLemee.com - The Shrink with a God Complex Ronald Hayman Newsday, (April 22, 2001)
  • News-Service.Stanford.edu - Did Caligula have a God complex? Stanford, Oxford archaeologists find evidence that depraved tyrant annexed sacred temple, John Sanford (September 10, 2003)
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