Inferiority Complex Definition

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Inferiority complex is defined as

  1. In psychiatry: an intense feeling of inferiority, producing a personality characterized either by extreme reticence or, as a result of overcompensation, by extreme aggressiveness.
  2. Lack of self-esteem; feeling of inadequacy; lack of self-confidence.
  3. A persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to self-diminishment, sometimes resulting in excessive aggressiveness through overcompensation.
  4. Sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated.
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