Self deception is a way of thinking that distorts perceptions and reality making it a person feel like they are very important and special. A person who is deceiving themselves in this way tends to reinterpret, distort, and modify facts to increase the positive qualities that they possess. They use distorted perceptions to support preordained beliefs about themselves and others. Another common facet of self deception is a person placing themselves in the center of events and making themselves seem more important to the situation than they actually are. Self deceivers will compare themselves to people that make themselves look good in comparison. They believe that the good traits they possess are rare and special while the negative traits are common and prevalent.