inferiority complex

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Someone who has an inferiority complex feels that they are of less worth or importance than other people. A persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to self-diminishment, sometimes resulting in excessive aggressiveness through overcompensation. a continuous feeling that you are much less important, clever etc than other people. Acute sense of personal inferiority, often resulting in either timidity or (through overcompensation) exaggerated aggressiveness. Though once a standard psychological concept, particularly among followers of Alfred Adler, it has lost much of its usefulness through imprecise popular misuse
strong feelings of insecurity and inadequacy which influence all of a person's interactions
a sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated
inferiority complex


    in·fe·ri·o·ri·ty com·plex

    Türkische aussprache

    înfîriôrîti kımpleks


    /ˌənfərēˈôrətē kəmˈpleks/ /ˌɪnfɪriːˈɔːrɪtiː kəmˈplɛks/


    [ in-'fir-E-&r ] (adjective.) 15th century. Middle English, from Latin, comparative of inferus lower; more at UNDER.

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