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hubris

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(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc., ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
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The aim of the current study is to simultaneously examine the contributions from a number of emotional variables, including empathy, guilt, shame, pride (authentic and hubristic), and moral pride, on prosocial and antisocial behavior in children and to explore how those factors interact in the explanation of children's prosocial and antisocial behavior.
Calculating a meteorite becomes a conceptual gesture, a way of mirroring our hubristic desires.
They were very hubristic choices, obviously," she said of Chandra's decision.
Authentic pride is defined as an emotion based upon real achievements and true self-worth, whereas hubristic pride represents an inauthentic view of the self, more narcissistic and self-aggrandizing (Tracy & Robbins, 2007).
The only real palpable creations of this unhampered growth are the enormous, hubristic, unnecessary and kitsch "edifices."
The incident, which the analyst referred to as a "hubristic blunder," should serve both as a wake-up call and a lesson for the American political leadership since Saudi interests and ambitions rarely coincide with Washington's national interests.
The maddening nature of the punishment was reserved for Sisyphus due to his hubristic belief that his cleverness surpassed that of Zeus himself.
'For me, huge doesn't exist,' he was recently quoted as saying, and indeed the scale of his paintings verges repeatedly on the hubristic. The recurrence in his art of the winged figure of Icarus, soaring perilously high, is telling.
As in many battles, Lee's decisions seem hubristic, and ultimately cost the South half of its fighting force.
As skeptics and watchdogs, the political right warns against bureaucratic groupthink and hubristic excess.
They echo Whole Earth Catalog editor Stewart Brand's 1969 credo: "We are as gods and we might as well get good at it." They even have a name for this new era: the Anthropocene, the age of humans, a bit of hubristic distortion of the geological time scale.