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Getting Over Your Inferiority Complex

Getting Over Your Inferiority Complex

Despite being told repeatedly that we matter and that we “are good enough”, many of us still have trouble believing it.

If you or someone you know has the tendency to obsess over their own weaknesses and flaws, through which they evaluate their self-worth, they likely suffer from an inferiority complex.

People with an inferiority complex are inclined to think less of themselves as compared to others. They are overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt. They feel insignificant and less accomplished; this buildup of negativity sends them down a road of self-sabotage and failure.

There are rare times where an inferiority complex can cause people to push themselves so they overcome their perceived inferiorities. As long as their inferiority complex fades with time, such people can become overachievers who lead happy lives.

Unfortunately, most people do not respond positively to inferiority complex.

Causes Of Inferiority Complex

  • Significant events:Like most psychological issues, inferiority complexes also have roots in our childhood. Hurtful events in our childhood leave leave behind imprints that impact us in our adult life too. Criticism and failures from our lives can serve as the basis of a superiority complex.
  • Parental attitudes:People who didn’t receive the support and unconditional love they needed as children develop a very low opinion of themselves.
  • Physical or mental defect:Those with physical and mental defects are inclined to get frustrated with their conditions due to continuous disappointment, bullying and comparisons with those that are healthy.

    Getting Over Your Inferiority Complex

    Overcoming An Inferiority Complex

    It is possible to overcome an inferiority complex by taking positive steps in the right direction.

    • Positive self-talk:Negative perceptions need to be countered by positive self-talk. Repeat positive affirmations to yourself to mitigate the effects of all the negativity that built up in your head.
    • Rationalize:What’s better than positive self-talk? Understanding that all your negative thoughts are illogical. For example, people who think less of themselves because they don’t consider themselves good looking need to understand that looks are superficial and that you have plenty of qualities that supersede your appearance.
    • Work on your weakness:it Is understandable that your weaknesses are bringing you down so work on them to get better. It will help build confidence
    • Surround yourself with positivity:Some people just have positive vibes around them. Make an effort to be around such people as much as you can.

    If you are drowning in negativity and can’t pull yourself out of it, visit David Myers in Birmingham, Alabama. Myers is a seasoned therapist and psychologist who provides psychotherapy and relationship counseling.

    Call (205) 251-8808 to book an appointment with Myers today and turn your life around!

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