Inferiority Complex

Do you feel inferior from time to time? Do you feel as if you’re not as good as others?

We all worry at times about our abilities. There are numerous examples of this inferiority complex being gradually developed over the years.For most of us, these feelings of insecurity and insufficiency are highly situational or occasional.

What is an inferiority complex?

A psychological sense of inferiority that is wholly or partly unconscious.The term has been used by some psychiatrists and psychologists, specially the followers of the early psychoanalyst Alfred Adler.

What does it really mean to have an inferiority complex?

An inferiority complex is an intense feeling of personal inadequacy that streams from a belief that the person is deficient or has certain limitations as compared to others feelings of insecurity and there is a fine line between a sense of humility and a sense of inferiority.

Signs to look out for

  • Extreme insecurities
  • Sensitivity to criticism
  • Passivity in romantic relationships
  • Eating disorders or body dysmorphia
  • Feeling sad and lonely
  • Being overly self-conscious and self-critical

How can we overcome this complex?

  • Do regular positive self-talk
  • Share your views and opinions with others.
  • Manage eating, sleeping, and exercise to stay emotionally balanced.
  • Be assertive and let people know your worth.
  • Do not compare yourself with others.
  • establish boundaries in relationships.
  • Keep in touch with positive people who can help you develop a positive mindset.
  • Face your deepest fears and eliminate them rather than hide from them.

Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air . Thinking you are better than everyone else .It’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to others.


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