Pedestalization is based on a projection of parts of your self on another person, followed by the craving to reunite with that part of yourself by uniting with the person. I stumbled over a funny little trick to make yourself aware of this process inside yourself.
Visualize the person that you are pedestalizing – be it a woman, a leader, a family member, a god, or whatever.
Now visualize a perfect copy of this person right beside the first person. It must be identical. Same mimics, same behavior, just same. Imagine that they are two separate, yet identical beings who truly exist, in your presence.
Your mind becomes confused as to which one of the two to project something on to and the spell is broken for as long as you keep that visualization.
You become aware of the fact that the things you saw in the person are really yourself.