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Overconfidence in own judgement Find out more

What could make a President invade Iraq and inflame the entire Middle East?

Certainty of vindication in a higher court Find out more

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Restlessness, recklessness, impulsiveness Find out more

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Hubris awareness: the torch has passed

The Daedalus Trust was established as a charity in 2011 to raise awareness of, and promote research into, hubris. Since 2018 the Trust’s work has been advanced by the Maudsley Philosophy Group and Surrey Business School.

Those websites will have more up-to-date material but this, our original site, is maintained to preserve its excellent repository of knowledge.

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About Hubris

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TO HAVE HUBRIS SYNDROME, LEADERS MUST EXHIBIT AT LEAST THREE OR FOUR BEHAVIOURS FROM A LIST OF 14 “EXCRUCIATINGLY UNFLATTERING” SYMPTOMS

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