: to deceive oneself especially concerning oneself
Faced with the choice between attributing their performance to the presence of the answers or their own ability, people chose to self-deceive, convincing themselves that their performance was due not to the answers but to themselves.—Zoë Chance et al.
One of her [Jane Austen's] novels, Emma, is narrated so much through the consciousness of its self-deceived heroine that the reader too keeps being deceived.
We are all invited … to change or to retrench and double down on the self-deceived notion that we have things all figured out.
Self-deceivers are people who don't see their own values, motives and beliefs clearly.
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