Me and myself: What you see is what you get (Self Deception)

Ego

Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space. ~ Diana Black ~

Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool. ~ Bellamy Brooks ~

The one who overcomes egotism rids themselves of the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the way to all true greatness and all true happiness. ~ Coltvos ~

The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people. ~ Lucille S. Harper ~

Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see. ~ George V. Higgins ~

An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead. ~ Carl Jung ~

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. ~ Frank Leahy ~

Loving is the only sure road out of darkness, the only serum known that cures self-centeredness. ~ Roger M’Ckuen ~

Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave. ~ Wilson Mizner ~

If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will? ~ H. Ross Perot ~

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Twelve Steps for Adult Children
Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time
Denial: A Memoir (P.S.)
The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability, 6th Edition