an untrue or exaggerated belief which is preserved by a person, but not as strictly and consistently than a delusion. The existence of this indicates an unaware willingness which, if made aware, would lessen its imperativeness and correlating malfunctions.

OVERVALUED IDEA: "Her over-valued ideas, and the way she expresses them, tends to repel people from wanting to engage in conversation with her."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OVERVALUED IDEA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overvalued-idea/ (accessed November 26, 2020).