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delusional: characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.

denial: failure to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion or to admit it into consciousness, used as a defense mechanism.

Delusion is being out of touch with reality, denial is refusing to accept reality.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Nov 19th, 2017 at 10:26:48 PM EST
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