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Megalomania (from the Greek word μεγαλομανία) is a psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, genius, or omnipotence - often generally termed as delusions of grandeur. The word is a collaboration of the word "mania" meaning madness and the Greek "megalo" meaning an obsession with grandiosity and extravagance, a common symptom of megalomania. It is sometimes symptomatic of manic or paranoid disorders. Look up megalomania in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Psychopathology is a term which refers to either the study of mental illness or mental distress, or the manifestation of behaviors and experiences which may be indicative of mental illness or psychological impairment. ... For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ... Much of the recent sociological debate on power revolves around the issue of the constraining and/or enabling nature of power. ... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ... Omnipotence (literally, all power) is power with no limits or inexhaustible, in other words, unlimited power. ... This article is an expansion of a section entitled Mania from within the main article Bipolar disorder. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ...
Categories: Articles needing additional references from June 2007 | Psychology stubs | Human behavior Narcissus, the Greek hero after whom narcissism is named, became obsessed with his own reflection. ... Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), a term first used by Heinz Kohut in 1971, is a form of pathological narcissism acknowledged in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1980, in the edition known as DSM III-TR. Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by extreme focus on oneself... Otto Kernberg described malignant narcissism as a syndrome characterized by a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), antisocial features, paranoid traits, and ego-syntonic aggression. ... Hubris or hybris (Greek ), according to its modern usage, is exaggerated self pride or self-confidence (overbearing pride), often resulting in fatal retribution. ... An example of victory disease and its catastrophic results: Napoleons retreat from Moscow, painted by Adolph Northen in the 19th century Victory disease afflicts military commanders and armies who after victories, become weak and susceptible to defeat. ... Superiority Complex refers to a subconscious neurotic mechanism of compensation developed by the individual as a result of feelings of inferiority. ... Look up Arrogance in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
During that year and a half of waiting, a writer is visited by every emotion in the fun house, from rosy anticipation to exultation, megalomania, brooding, dread, cringing humility, avarice, guilt and, finally, stolid acceptance.
Mao was a man of considerable charisma and megalomania.
Megalomania is an occupational hazard for judges, said Prof.
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