Overvalued Idea

By Renée Grinnell

An unusual preoccupation which will yield to strong evidence disproving it.

Example: A woman falsely believes herself unusually unattractive. Her self-criticism relents when she’s on a date, but readily returns.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Oct 2008

 

 
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