3 ways to overcome inferiority

After knowing where inferiority come from you might have already guessed what should be done in order for you to get over it. If inferiority developed because of failing to deal with life challenges then learning how to deal with them and to build trust in your abilities will set you free from inferiority complex.

But first before we do this we need to question these deeply rooted beliefs of being worthless and inadequate that you formed long ago so that we can get rid of them.

Here are some facts that will help you weaken these beliefs and get over them:

• You are not worthless, they are sick: The abusive person that caused you your inferiority is actually the one who needed treatment at that time and not you. The very critical person who constantly criticized you is either feeling inferior and his criticism is nothing more than the reflection of his own self talk or that was the way he was brought up as a child and so he is just repeating what he have learned. The person who neglected you might have been severely depressed or mentally unstable and that’s why he did so. In all cases there is no excuse for dealing with a child in a bad way except having personal problems that get reflected on the child. In short, you weren’t treated badly because you were worthless but you were treated badly because you met sick people.

• You are not your past: The inferiority complex you are feeling now is a reflection of the inferiority feelings you experienced as a child. Things are different now!! You are not that helpless child anymore, you are a strong adult now and there is no reason to feel inferior because of your past, in short you are not your past but you are someone else now!!

• Beware of masks: people don’t feel inferior all the time but instead they only feel inferior when they encounter an unfavorable comparison. For example any of the following reasons might let you recall the feelings of inferiority: