I was recently told, “I feel like that African (Black) inferiority complex is still in you because it is in our gene“. I was dazed because that was the first, and honestly I didn’t understand why “Black” had to be in that statement, more so to say “it is in our gene“. Don’t Whites suffer from inferiority complex too? Anyways, as always I dismissed it with a smile hoping to come scribble out all my worries here. Really, it is disturbing.
In my defense, I’d like to point out a few key attributes that people with inferiority complex have, not necessarily “Blacks“.
- They are unable to feel self-worth; they complain over every thing they do, a feeling of worthlessness.
- They are always fixated on their weaknesses; optimism is far-fetched in their sight.
- They see criticism as hate, always finding reasons to avoid self-responsibility by trying to push blame on someone else.
- They are mostly introverts; very shy.
- They prefer not to try because they fear failure.
Do I posses any of the above attributes? I doubt it. However, I’m glad that this statement came up, at least I get to address an issue most people suffer from. Peruse those attributes again, do you suffer from any? Yes! Do you know that inferiority complex is a mental disorder? You probably do not, but now you know. So for those suffering from this problem, these are a few pointers on how to overcome it.
- Avoid negative self talk; you deserve as much as the person you mind keeps saying is superior and unless you speak positive to yourself, you’re stalk with your problem.
- Prying and believing in what you see in the social media should be avoided; Social media is filled with lies, they don’t always appear as they portray themselves, stop believing and start working and achieving. Build a personality your looks can’t match.
- This is a bit controversial but sometimes focusing on a persons weakness asides yours will help boost your self-esteem.
- Keep your company tight with positive people; remember you are trying to get rid of negativity’
- If you are truly struggling with inferiority complex then it is best you get professional advice from a behavioral therapist. After all, “who forming don epp?“
This is just a few attributes and solutions that should help you get through this problem of low self-esteem. I hope my experience of a disturbing chat has helped shed light to an unbecoming path.
What do you think of inferiority complex? Am I wrong or am I right? I’d like to read your views on it, so leave a comment, like, and share; lets keep the discussion going.