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A persistent sense of inadequacy or a tendency to self-diminishment, sometimes resulting in excessive aggressiveness through overcompensation.
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a disorder arising from the conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated, characterized by aggressiveness or withdrawal into oneself
1. 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 or self-confidence.
Unconscious feelings of insignificance and insecurity hidden by excessively aggressive or other compensatory behavior.
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|Noun||1.||inferiority complex - a sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated|
complex - (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior