Self-deception - this is the property of the psyche of self-suggestion of thoughts that do not correspond to objective reality or distort its individual elements, in other words, it is a defense mechanism of the psyche. This property of the psyche may be a situational or well-established form of psychological response.
Self-deception is the desire to present to your own perception, consciousness and memory a more attractive course of events or a series of situations, instead of the actual ones.
The concept of self-deception is widely used in humanitarian-oriented areas, depending on the scientific area of its use, and acquires various nuances of interpretation.
In psychology, self-deception is often called the terms repression, denial, and illusory thinking. Among the prerequisites of self-deception are the tendency to the emergence of excessive feelings of guilt, exceeding the tolerable limits of fear, the lack of a sense of independence, a collision with psycho-traumatic situations.