Post examples of delusional thinking from guys you know or have encountered

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    Jan 12, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    55 yr old guy sends a pic of himself at 20 and tells me it looks like him today. I can handle lying but this pathetic guy actually believes what he says.

    I'm not talking about liars but people who believe their own make believe world. Got any examples?
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    Jan 12, 2015 10:17 PM GMT
    Honey, even I'M not that delusional.
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    Jan 12, 2015 10:26 PM GMT
    Another example.
    48yr old coworker has never worked out in his life and has a classic scrawny with high bodyfat physique.

    He tells me he would like to workout with me but he's afraid he would bulk up to a Hercules shape which he finds unattractive. He was dead serious.

    I told him I would be able to stop him in time before he became Hercules.
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    Jan 13, 2015 12:11 AM GMT
    I worked for a professor who had this interesting ability to forget 1 out of 2 things. Person A would suggest idea B and he'd respond with something like, "No, that won't work." Then shortly thereafter idea B would bubble up to his consciousness and he'd forget that A had suggested it and then he'd say, "I know, we can do B!" He'd do it in meetings where the idea had been suggested 5 minutes previously and we'd be looking at each other out of the corners of our eyes thinking, "Wow, did he really do that?"
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    Jan 13, 2015 12:18 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI worked for a professor who had this interesting ability to forget 1 out of 2 things. Person A would suggest idea B and he'd respond with something like, "No, that won't work." Then shortly thereafter idea B would bubble up to his consciousness and he'd forget that A had suggested it and then he'd say, "I know, we can do B!" He'd do it in meetings where the idea had been suggested 5 minutes previously and we'd be looking at each other out of the corners of our eyes thinking, "Wow, did he really do that?"


    That's not "delusion." That's "leadership." icon_rolleyes.gif
    (Followership is the fine art of getting the boss to think that it was all his idea in the first place.)
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    Jan 13, 2015 4:24 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI worked for a professor who had this interesting ability to forget 1 out of 2 things. Person A would suggest idea B and he'd respond with something like, "No, that won't work." Then shortly thereafter idea B would bubble up to his consciousness and he'd forget that A had suggested it and then he'd say, "I know, we can do B!" He'd do it in meetings where the idea had been suggested 5 minutes previously and we'd be looking at each other out of the corners of our eyes thinking, "Wow, did he really do that?"
    That's not "delusion." That's "leadership." icon_rolleyes.gif
    (Followership is the fine art of getting the boss to think that it was all his idea in the first place.)

    Very funny. In our case we were all naturally very adept at followership.
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    Jan 15, 2015 1:59 AM GMT
    The RJ forums are replete with delusional guys! Especially the ones about politics and race.