Here are my thoughts on: How to stop feeling inferior to others? #confidence

Admittedly, the feeling of being of “lower quality” than others can be rather daunting and frustrating.

To be able to successfully address them, we can start by understanding the concept itself — or what’s referred to in psychology as the “inferiority complex (IC).”

It’s a term that originated by Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Alder —the most prominent psychologists of all time–who describe it as “a lack of self-worth, a doubt and uncertainty, and feelings of not measuring up to society’s standards.”

It’s often sub-conscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extreme asocial behavior

In modern literature, the preferred terminology is “lack of covert self-esteem.” That is, if someone has low self-confidence, chances are, they will also suffer from an inferiority complex or vice versa.

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