Self-partiality

Related to Self-partiality: impetuosity, unmaintained

Self`-par`ti`al´i`ty


n.1.That partiality to himself by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others.
References in classic literature ?
And, as a proof of what we have advanced, it may be observed, that whenever a sick person suspects that his physician has been persuaded by his enemies to be guilty of any foul practice to him in his profession, he then rather chooses to apply to books for his cure: and not only this [1287b] but even physicians themselves when they are ill call in other physicians: and those who teach others the gymnastic exercises, exercise with those of the same profession, as being incapable from self-partiality to form a proper judgment of what concerns themselves.
Hans Morgenthau warned "Nothing is so fatal to a nation as an extreme of self-partiality, and the total want of consideration of what others will naturally hope or fear."