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I checked several dictionaries and googled and checked previous biased-related questions here including Is it "biased towards" or "biased against"?, Word for being biased "towards the other direction"?, What do you call a person who is regionally biased? (unrelated),

Moreover, subscription-only LDOCE says:

biased (adj.):

  1. unfairly preferring one person or group over another:
    Of course I'm biased, but I thought my daughter's paintings were the best.
    racially biased attitudes.

    biased against/towards/in favour of
    news reporting that was heavily biased towards the government

  2. more interested in a particular thing than in another: biased towards
    The majority of infants are biased towards being social rather than being antisocial.

OED says:

biase (v.): To give a bias or one-sided tendency or direction to; to incline to one side; to influence, affect (often unduly or unfairly).,
biased: Influenced; inclined in some direction; unduly or unfairly influenced; prejudiced.

But I still can't understand the meaning of the following sentence:

I appreciate that you took the time to contact me. You are great in my opinion! But then I am very biased in your favour!

Does the sentence imply that:

a. The person saying this, is somewhat being unrealistically nice at their own expression of the addressee being great (in a negative way); or

b. Do they mean that they're not great enough to be able to return the favor (in a positive way being keen on the addressee's greatness)?

I also notice that LDOCE uses "favour" rather than favor, which probably indicates that this usage is British only?

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It simply means that the speaker is acknowledging that he/she is in awe of the addressee and so might be more generous in their compliments.

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Biased means prejudiced.

You can have prejudices against someone or in favour of someone.

He is simply saying: I think you are great, but I acknowledge I am not objective. That's all.

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One word to define "biased in someone's favor" is pro.

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