self-delusion

[self-di-loo-zhuhn, self-]
noun
the act or fact of deluding oneself.

Origin:
1625–35

self-deluded [self-di-loo-did, self-] , adjective
self-deluding, adjective
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self-delusion
 
n
the act or state of deceiving or deluding oneself

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Example sentences
The world of the therapist is a world of the unenlightened self-deluded pseudo-scientist.
In short, this approach to talent is an irresistible draw for fakers and the self-deluded.
Some of them certainly are, while others probably honestly think they have powers, but are self-deluded.
Those psychics are either self-deluded or simply fakes.
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