9 Signs of an Inferiority Complex and 9 Tips to Overcome It
As you might tell by its name, an inferiority complex is a deeply seated feeling of being inferior to others. This feeling can be present whether you seem to have a specific rational reason for it or not.
I still remember the first time I became aware of an intense feeling of inferiority living and thriving inside of me. While this feeling of worthlessness was present ever since I can remember, it got worse over the years, especially during my teenage years and all the way to my twenties. That’s when I ended up in a deep depression.
It seems like the famous “I’m not good enough” was the constant echo in the back of my mind, and the only way I could silence it was by consuming drugs and alcohol.
“I’m not good enough” is what lies behind every inferiority complex.
So what exactly is inferiority complex, how can you tell you have it, and what can you do to dissolve it?
Take a look at the infographic below to find out!
As Dr. Maxwell Maltz puts it in his book “Psycho-Cybernetics”:
“Inferiority and Superiority are reverse sides of the same coin. The cure lies in realizing that the coin itself is spurious.
The truth about you is this:
You are not “inferior.”
You are not “superior.”
You are simply “You.”
“You” as a personality are not in competition with any other personality simply because there is not another person on the face of the earth like you, or in your particular class. You are an individual. You are unique. You are not “like” any other person. You are not “supposed” be like any other person and no other person is “supposed”‘ to be like you.”
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