from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to self-diminishment, sometimes resulting in excessive aggressiveness through overcompensation.
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- n. a sense of inferiority; the feeling that one is inferior to others in certain aspects.
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- n. a sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated
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And after Monday night’s Game 5 victory, I assumed Yankees fans would be sober in triumph, while the Red Sox Nation would remain Cinderella before the ball, enduring another ugly winter of anguish, pity-parties and an inferiority complex the size of an elephant.
No doubt the inferiority complex described by Prof.Dr. Alfred Adler will one day provide an intelligible explanation of many of the puzzling phenomena of mob thinking.