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Synonyms for self-deception

a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it


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It seems simple to explain such a state of affairs as due to "self-deception," but this explanation is often mythical.
The perfectly natural mistakes which thus arise constitute a large proportion of what is, mistakenly in part, called self-deception, and attributed by Freud to the "censor."
What may, with some propriety, be called self-deception arises through the operation of desires for beliefs.
Both Bud and Kate take time out of their busy schedules to train Tom about 'the box', which is self-deception.
IMF's conditions have resulted in the contraction of the economy to the tune of thirty billion dollars and expecting enhanced revenue collection by FBR in these circumstances is self-deception, he said.
According to doxastic accounts of self-deception, self-deception that p yields belief that p.
This article aims to reflect an approach of self-deception' that the Indian navy has been pursuing against Pakistan, consistently resulting into unwelcome consequences.
This article aims to reflect an approach of 'self-deception' that the Indian navy has been pursuing against Pakistan, consistently resulting into unwelcome consequences.
Such a poor operational and safety culture prevalent in the Indian navy solidifies the notion that the Indian navy, for most of its part, has been blinded by the strategy of 'self-deception' that conveniently avoids introspection and fancily encourages it to focus on defeating Pakistan Navy thinking it's a 'weak force'.
LAHORE -- Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) emir Sirajul Haq says expecting India under Modi to move towards peace is a mere self-deception, therefore, instead of adopting a defensive posture, the government should call upon the world community to help resolve the Kashmir issue with full courage.
Originally published in 2000 and now brought back into print for the benefit of a new generation of readers, "Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box" uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways that we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve happiness and increase happiness.
Stupefying is an appropriate adjective to describe the nature of self-deception. The thought of humankind having a stubborn and limitless capacity to deceive ourselves is at the same time shocking, humbling, intriguing, and tragic.
It conveyed the desperation, self-deception, fratricidal impulses, paranoia and dread of a people sentenced to die.
We need to search for the answers to these questions."If these questions are sidelined and the answers for them are not sought, then it would count as self-deception.
When investigating the phenomenon of SDR bias, self-deception (SD) is one factor that has been noted by researchers as an underlying motivation for engaging in SDR.