Problem

Inferiority

Other Names:
Failure
Imperfection
Inadequacy
Incompetence
Insufficiency
Littleness
Lowness
Maladroit
Meanness
Mediocrity
Pettiness
Servility
Smallness
Subjection
Subordination
Triviality
Vulgarity
Nature:

An inferiority complex consists of lack of self-esteem, a doubt and uncertainty about oneself, and feelings of not measuring up to standards. It is often subconscious, and is thought to drive afflicted individuals to overcompensate, resulting either in spectacular achievement or extremely asocial behavior. In modern literature, the preferred terminology is "lack of covert self-esteem".

Broader Problems:
Quantity*complex
Narrower Problems:
Deficiency
Problem Type:
B: Basic universal problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
24.07.2019 – 21:54 CEST