5 thoughts on “Symptom of the Day: Grandiosity

  • December 9, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Good article – about grandiosity. I see it more as one symptom with different levels, not several symptoms. There are other ‘symptoms’ of bipolar disorder and living the bipolar life, I experience several of them such as an increase in energy, feeling the need for less (or very little) sleep, or an increase in drive and motivation to the point of making some serious life changes – what seems like for the positive at the time (which is not always the case, positive changes are often good). I have symptoms of grandiosity, but on a lower level. Growing up with the injected morals of always treating others with respect and kindness, and never seeing myself as better than anyone else, I don’t believe that the grandiosity feeling always includes that picture of oneself being better than anyone or everyone. Being diagnosed as Bipolar I and Bipolar II, no matter what, I was just never brought up that way. I was hoping for an article on “symptoms you might not even know you’re experiencing”. Not sure if that was the editor’s mishap on the title of this article in my email or what… ?

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    • July 24, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Many people think Grandiosity is always severe due to its association with Bipolar Syndrome and Schizophrenia. Grandiosity can, like many symptoms, be subtle in nature. An inflated self esteem, while annoying, is not dangerous compared delusions of grandeur. The section where Grandiosity may be based off smaller-scales desires is telling. We all have desires, many of those desires about becoming better at our skills. Those with Bipolar Syndrome can cause these thoughts to become distorted.

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  • July 24, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Many people think Grandiosity is always severe due to its association with Bipolar Syndrome and Schizophrenia. Grandiosity can, like many symptoms, be subtle in nature. An inflated self esteem, while annoying, is not dangerous compared delusions of grandeur. The section where Grandiosity may be based off smaller-scales desires is telling. We all have desires, many of those desires about becoming better at our skills. Those with Bipolar Syndrome can cause these thoughts to become distorted. I can empathize with this detail. Due to my Anxiety (I was diagnosed when I was a teenager) my thoughts are often distorted. It becomes hard to differentiate from you can and cannot achieve.

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  • July 24, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Great article. Many people think Grandiosity is always severe due to its association with Bipolar Syndrome and Schizophrenia. Grandiosity can, like many symptoms, be subtle in nature. An inflated self esteem, while annoying, is not dangerous compared delusions of grandeur. The section where Grandiosity may be based off smaller-scales desires is telling. We all have desires, many of those desires about becoming better at our skills. Those with Bipolar Syndrome can cause these thoughts to become distorted.

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  • July 24, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    This is a very detailed article. Many people think Grandiosity is always severe due to its association with Bipolar Syndrome and Schizophrenia. Grandiosity can, like many symptoms, be subtle in nature. An inflated self esteem, while annoying, is not dangerous compared delusions of grandeur. The section where Grandiosity may be based off smaller-scales desires is telling. We all have desires, many of those desires about becoming better at our skills. Those with Bipolar Syndrome can cause these thoughts to become distorted.

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