Ego inflation

Ego inflation can be described as an effect that magnifies and enhances one's own ego in a manner which results in feeling an increased sense of confidence, superiority, and general arrogance. During this state, it can often feel that one is considerably more intelligent, significant, and capable in comparison to those around them.

At lower levels, this experience can result in an enhanced ability to handle social situations due to an improved sense of confidence. However, at higher levels, it can result in a reduced ability to handle social situations due to behavioral traits that may come across as distinctly obnoxious, narcissistic, and selfish to other people. In extreme cases, this effect can sometimes synergize with other coinciding effects such as irritability, disinhibition, and paranoia in a manner which can lead to lead to destructive behaviors, violent tendencies, and even delusions of grandiosity.

This effect is commonly triggered by substances within the stimulant family, particularly dopaminergic stimulants such as methamphetamine and cocaine. However, it may also occur under the influence of other compounds such as alcohol and PCP. It is worth noting that regular and repeated exposure to this effect through the use of these substances can leave certain individuals with persistent behavioral traits of ego inflation within their day to day life, even when they are completely sober.


psychoactive substances

Compounds which may cause this effect commonly include:

2-FA, 2-FMA, 3,4-CTMP, 3-FEA, 3-FPM, 4-FA, 4-FMA, A-PHP, A-PVP, Alcohol, Amphetamine, Cocaine, Desoxypipradol, Dichloropane, Ephenidine, Etizolam, Flubromazepam, Hexedrone, Hexen, Lisdexamfetamine, MDMA, MDPV, Mephedrone, Methamphetamine, NEP, PCP, Pentedrone, Prolintane, Propylhexedrine

See also

  • Ego suppression
  • Disinhibition
  • Sedation

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Documentation written by Josie Kins