inferiority complex


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inferiority complex

Psychiatry a disorder arising from the conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated, characterized by aggressiveness or withdrawal into oneself

inferiority complex

[in‚fir·ē′är·əd·ē ′käm‚pleks]
(psychology)
Repressed unconsious fears and feelings of physical or social inadequacy or both, which may result in excessive anxiety, inability to function, or actual failure.
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He displays such symptoms of a massive inferiority complex that I can only conclude that he is in fact inferior!
This is imperative because of the inferiority complex Cypriots have towards mainland Greeks, a complex that is a major reason for the contraction of our economy.
He further said that talents of special children were not less than the normal persons and it was, therefore, imperative for all of us to diminish sense of deprivation and inferiority complex in them.
STEVIE NAISMITH used to have an inferiority complex.
We as Arabs have an inferiority complex. It is true.
The 67-year-old actress, who plays a French chef in her new film 'The Hundred-Foot Journey', told Entertainment Weekly that English women have an inferiority complex when it comes to the French women, Daily Express reported.
"We English have an incredible inferiority complex where the French are concerned.
"There is an inferiority complex towards the arms which some do not have the ability to carry, because of their faltering historic responsibility towards the nation in confronting the Zionist enemies." R.Z.
Live rugby league Sky Sports 1, 8pm IT'S been refreshing to see the gradual decline in the inferiority complex we in the northern hemisphere have felt against Australians, writes Graham Woods.
15:52 Gautham Manoj: It's just like "the chicken or the egg" paradox: Jealousy causes failure and further failure causes an inferiority complex and more jealousy!
So he realised early on that they might develop inferiority complex once they were on the IITcampus.