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Related to inferiority complex: superiority 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
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inferiority complex[in‚fir·ē′är·əd·ē ′käm‚pleks]
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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