Breaking out of Inferiority Complex
18 Aug 2016
Do you often compare yourself to others? Do you stalk other people's timelines on
Facebook or worry about how good is happening in their lives? Do you get conscious or
nervous when you share a space with someone who has been close to you but hogs
more limelight than you (MAY BE YOUR SISTER/BROTHER)
You are not alone! Majority of us human beings whether we accept it or not suffer from
some sort of discomfort with the idea of others being better.... But when this tendency
becomes extreme in that it stops you from enjoying yourself in social situations, keeps
you worried with negative thinking about yourself and overly positive imagination for
others...It may have turned to inferiority complex and its time to seek help!
Inferiority complex is usually a feeling of shame or anxiety
that stems from certain situations in which one views
oneself as inferior to others. It develops as a result of past
experiences which made you feel inadequate or unworthy.
The causes can vary from person to person. Here are a few
Being physically shorter or weaker than peers
Being called stupid, lazy or fool by parents, teachers or
Having a lower socio-economic status than peers
Being constantly compared with others over academics or sports
Being made to feel unworthy by parents or peers
These instances especially during childhood play a pivotal
role in the development of an inferiority complex. They make
the child feel that he/she is unworthy and incapable of doing
anything worthwhile. Though some children get over these
initial experiences, other don’t. Some will form limiting
beliefs about themselves and will actually start believing that
they are inferior to others.
Having an inferiority complex is nothing to be ashamed of.
Like your eating habits, it has been grilled in you through the
words of those you trusted and believed in. However, it
gradually becomes a vicious cycle which stops you from
performing at your best and that is why this pattern needs to
Let me depict how inferiority complex works.
Anil was repeatedly compared with others in his childhood by his parents. For them, he was never good enough, be it academics or sports. Gradually, he began to believe that he was not as good as the others. This developed in him a feeling of inadequacy. Presently he works in a MNC.
Although he got there on his own abilities, he believes it must have been his good luck. Believing that he does not possess the required skills to perform at his current job, he doesn’t give it his best. Employees who joined the company with him keep getting promotions while he remains at the same position. This further strengthens his belief that he is not good enough, others are better than him.
Did you see how inferiority complex bounds a vicious cycle around you which is hard to get out from? How to come out of inferiority complex?
Now that you know what’s pulling you down in both your personal and professional life, it’s time to take a step towards finding a solution. Although inferiority complex develops over time and is sometimes resistant to change.
We at ePsyClinic aim to pull inferiority complex from its very roots and make you more confident about yourself. This change will result in a better personal and professional progress for you.
Reflective therapy allows one to explore parts of oneself that are masked by everyday issues and helps one find the actual problem.
With reaching the cause, we are often able to reach the 'cure' and understand how to make things better. Perhaps, it is especially needed when we ourselves are the cause of the pain and sadness in our lives. With reflection, we find how we contribute to our sadness and find an alternative way of living.
Self-reflection therapy for inferiority complex is an ePsyClinic exclusive and one of the most popular therapies we have other than for depression and marital issues online. If you wish to avail this,
then Type "Self-reflection" in the CHAT BOX (its a small green chat buttton to your left) to instantly connect with a psychologist to know more about process and charges
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Tags: #bodyimage #depression #social anxiety