I often wondered what was worse, someone having a superiority complex or an inferiority complex. Today, I no longer wonder.
With superiority complexes, the market generally responds by pushing out the person or company who feels superior if their product or service proves inferior. However, those with an inferiority complex tend to wreak more havoc in their lives, as well as others.
Feeling inferior is a choice. If you feel your products, services, or what you have to offer in your personal or professional life is lacking, so will everyone else.
Choose to believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, do things to make it so. Learn more. Connect more. Do more. Do anything but think you aren’t worthy.
I’ve seen the kind of damage inferiority complexes can wreak on a business community or personal lives. Inferiority complexes tend to bring out catty or combative behavior, jealousy and improper ethical and social conduct. People who don’t believe in themselves often try to bring down others by creating a doubt in others, or create situations where people feel like they have to defend themselves needlessly against attack.
To help people with an inferiority complex is often futile. They need to help themselves get out of their funk, or have the services of what I like to call an insultant. An insultant is someone who consults you by telling you what you need to hear, even if it insultants you.
More on the insultant concept, next time….