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Grandiosity

You are shocked; the promotion went to that lousy sycophant, when you really deserved it. You even came in on time one day last week so that you could be on hand during the new boss's visit. You also pitched in with the others to buy her a welcome bouquet, though you figured out a way to slip in a card with just your name on it. You're sure your coworkers would have done the same, if they'd been smart enough to think of it.

Well, who wants to work for such an unappreciative queen anyway? You decide to call in sick and stay away from the office for a few days. Let her think you're going to leave. Then she'll regret passing over you.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Grandiosity
  • Grandiose Delusions Occur in Psychosis and Mania
  • How to Cope with Grandiosity

 

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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding Mental Health
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks

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