SELF-DECEPTION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 1. A failure to see your own limitations. 2. Developing a false or an unrealistic concept of you. To deceive you by making unrealistic self-concept and thinking about development of good traits that doesn SELF-DECEPTION: "Joe used self-deception in believing he could do anything he wanted." Related Psychology Terms BOUNDED RATIONALITY FALSE-UNIQUENESS EFFECT SELF-DEROGATION CRIMINAL ANTHROPOLOGY CONSUMER EDUCATION LATENT TRAIT THEORY BOUNDED RATIONALITY DEFECT ORIENTATION SYSTEMIC THINKING SURFACE TRAITS Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-DECEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-deception/ (accessed June 24, 2017).