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A pattern of thought or behaviour, falling short of being classified as a delusion, seen in manic episodes, narcissistic personality disorder, and other mental disorders and states, characterized by feelings of being superbly healthy, exceptionally intelligent, or extraordinarily talented, often associated with overspending, excessive gambling, and similar extravagant behaviour. See also grandiose self. Compare grandiose delusion, grandiose delusional disorder.

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