Definition of Self-deception:
allowing oneself to believe that a false or un-validated feeling, idea, or situation is true.

Synonyms of Self-deception: delusion, fantasy, misbelief,

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

I used to take comfort from an exaggerated belief in my own honesty. However, this small fragment of readily won virtue did produce some interesting liabilities.

Being certain of this one virtue, it was easy to conclude that I had them all. For years on end, this prevented me from taking a good look at myself. –As Bill Sees It | More… (p.205)

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