A 34-year-old member asked:
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if self confident do i suffer from delusions of grandeur ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: A delusion is a fixed false belief, held despite information to the contrary. If one is truly self-confident, there's no need for rigidly held attitudes about one's greatness or grandeur. Authentic self confidence involves positive but realistic self-views; even when one doesn't accomplish desired goals, there is still overall faith in -- and acceptance of -- one's self and abilities.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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