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... Psychology Positive Illusions People have always sought a positive, stable, and accurate self-concept. This is achieved through self-enhancement traits. Self-enhancement needs are eminent in many people and seem to be predominant most of the time in an individual’s life. Consequently, following events that threaten the self-esteem of an individual, their self-enhancement needs are more pronounced. To be in a position to satisfy self- enhancement necessities, individuals hold exaggerated perceptions and false positivity as pertains to their social skills, talents, and abilities. These exaggerated self-perceptions are what are referred to as positive illusions (Bromgard, David and Irina 85-94)....