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How to Identify the Symptoms of Megalomania

Megalomania is a psychopathological disorder where in the person experiences delusional fantasies of greatness, wealth, grandeur, omnipotence and superiority. The person with this type of mental illness will be obsessed with doing extravagant things, will think only about themselves, will not have any concern for others and will have lust for power and money. A megalomaniac person will also exaggerate his/her talent in an unrealistic egoistic way, consider them as unique and will be self centered. According to the experts, this mental disorder is related to Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) which means self-love. How and why this type of illness develops may be because of different behavioral characteristics, childhood and nature of parenting during childhood days. One of the best examples of a megalomaniac in the history was Adolf Hitler.

TWP TIPS to identify the symptoms of megalomania:

  • Delusion of being superior to others
  • Delusion of greatness
  • Delusion of having great social and political power
  • Lack of empathy for anything
  • Delusion of importance
  • Egoistic
  • Violent tendencies
  • Self centered
  • Want others to be fear of him
  • High self confidence
  • Manipulation over others
  • Exaggerations
  • Feeling of being a famous person
  • Symptoms of mania or paranoid disorder
  • Belief of being a god like figure
  • Bad temper
  • Frequent depressions
  • Mood swings

Though a megalomaniac posses himself o have a high esteem and ego, he will have a very low self-esteem and fragile ego.