appersonation, appersonification
A delusion in which one assumes the character of another person.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • appersonation — /a perr seuh nay sheuhn, euh perr /, n. Psychiatry. the unconscious assumption of the personality characteristics of another, usually well known, person. Also, appersonification /ap euhr son euh fi kay sheuhn/. [1930 35; AP 1 + PERSONATION,… …   Universalium

  • appersonation — ap·per·son·a·tion (.)a .pərs ən ā shən, ə n the incorporation of characteristics of external objects or persons through a process of identification with them * * * ap·per·son·a·tion (ə pur″so naґshən) appersonification …   Medical dictionary

  • appersonation — (ˌ)aˌpərsənˈāshən, əˌp noun ( s) Etymology: ad + personation; part translation of German appersonierung : the incorporation of characteristics of external objects or persons through a process of ego extension * * * /a perr seuh nay sheuhn, euh… …   Useful english dictionary

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