Inferiority complexes arise from our constant concern about what others think about us. We oftentimes find problems with ourselves based on if others find us good enough. This isn’t healthy thinking. Stop worrying so much about what others think about you. Only your opinion matters.
Your perceived flaws do not control you. Even if you have a large chin, are overweight, or are bald, that doesn’t define you. That’s one small part of you. It only controls and defines you if you let it.
Inferiority complexes are rooted in the desire to be just like someone else. They make you want to be someone you’re not. If you try to be someone else, you aren’t being true to yourself. Just don’t try to be someone else. Be you.
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and un-fulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.
– Alfred Adler
– Thomas Mann
– Tom Petty
People with inferiority intentions do not go after their dreams not because they can’t go; but because their passion is not strong enough to turn the wheels of success…and there they go, becoming losers, defeated by their obstacles!
– Israelmore Ayivor
To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.
– Earl Warren