I Have An Inferiority Complex

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 311 People


    'those people who used to say that I'm "ugly" is now saying that I'm "beautiful".. :))
    oppagangnamstyle oppagangnamstyle
    Nov 27, 2012

    I need something to find a sense of self worth

    from...I know I'm a good guy it's just getting really tough to keep going and feel happy. Let's see, I'm 19, I went to college for a year but dropped out cos I couldn't make any friends and didn't see myself succeeding in my major (or much of anything, at that point) I'm not...
    martyrman17 martyrman17
    22-25, M
    Feb 4, 2014

    Is There A Cure For Inferiority Complex

    I am unable to make friends. I always feel people around me are better than me. I avoid social interactions. I feel I am useless and why would anyone want to make friends with me. I get very anxious if I have to attend any social function and I try to avoid it at all...
    ingh ingh
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2010

    I do. I always view myself

    as below everyone else. I rarely initiate conversation because I think that I'll just be bothering the person. If someone tells me to do something, I just go do it without question, even if they're rude to me. I always feel like I'm obliged to give my things/money/etc. to other...
    7Questions 7Questions
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    Delusions Of Grandeur

    I was born with high expectations. My grandfather (the patriarch) doted on me. My dad (the prodigal son) always put me down; he was always dissatisfied with whatever I do, calling me stupid and stuff. I've graduated from college with honours, and I'm living my live full of...
    Leatherwood Leatherwood
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2012

    Feeling Less Than Everyone

    When I was 5 years old, I put myself in timeout for two hours until my parents noticed me sitting there. When they asked what I did wrong, I couldn't tell them. Not because I did something evil, simply because I did not know. I just remember having the feeling that I should be...
    Aimlessly Aimlessly
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2011

    For a while i have been interested in the

    hippie way of life of less is more but today i grabbed my hands at a very luxurious piece of clothing, wore it and flaunted it all the way. I mean i can't stop being a showoff. I feel this need to make everyone feel inferior for a short while. I mean theres so much of immaturity...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 6, 2015

    I'M New Here, A Little About Myself

    So lately i've been feeling really down, i have no real friends and the only people i'd consider closest to me are my online friends. I wouldnt consider myself close to my family despite living under the same roof. A lot of bad things have happened during my life mostly because...
    EternalNZ EternalNZ
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2013

    I do not think of myself very highly,

    and the opinion of people are the reason why I don't always act superb in confidence. I got sick of people's insensitive nature and put downs, so I remained in the background, and became very introverted ever since I was a 11 year old. I hate my life, why is it that others live...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 21, 2014

    Some experiences remain etched

    and scratched on ones' soul and no wild horses could pull them off of me. I have been so imprinted to feel inferior. I was born in 1966 as a first generation Italian in Cambridge UK and having a mediterranean complexion it was obvious I was not ethnic British though I was by...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    If Only

    I wish I could prettier and smarter so more people will like me. 
    blackisbitter blackisbitter
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    My Dreams Say I Have An Inferiority Complex

    I have been feeling on edge for a long time and lately have nightmares. I like going to dreammoods.com to help me interpret my dreams. My dreams say that i need to acknowledge my feelings and dive into them. They also say my consciousness keeps things from my unconscious from...
    windbreeze windbreeze
    Jul 5, 2013

    Oh, inferiority complex.

    .. How I hate you... It's maddening! Maddening I say! I feel that I am inferior to everyone around me in almost every way, and yet I know this isn't so! But upon closer inspection, no! I don't actually know if it's true or not! I have absolutely NO IDEA! What am I supposed to...
    DrCrazy DrCrazy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    I've had it pretty much my whole life.

    Bullied in school from when zi was in kindergarten because I was a quiet kid and it just got worse from there. I look at other people and think they are so much better than me in every way. I always seem to get criticized by someone about something which really doesn't help. I...
    saddeena saddeena
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    i have an inferiority complex

    that i am unable to speak English as fluently as others do ,especially native speakers , because of this i never replied when they ask me a question sometime
    26-30, M
    Aug 22, 2015


    It's ok in daily life, even though I feel it sometimes I can see it for what it is........ ..........................but it's ruined every relationship I've ever been in.   When I fall in love I start to think that the girl is the most amazing human being on the planet...
    Miserablistbboygothslut Miserablistbboygothslut
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jul 21, 2008

    My parents live in Brazil.

    I love my family and I always look forward to see them in the holidays season. My brother and I live in the US, my sister lives in Brazil. He is a very successful professor in computer science, she owns the hottest gastropub in town. I am the youngest and I am currently postdoc...
    aerofuckup aerofuckup
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    Hidden By Fake Superiority Complex

    Everyone thinks I'm so confident. I'm my own person. I speak my mind. I act like I'm proud of my intelligence. I'm a bit of a Grammar Nazi. People think that I think I'm better than everyone else. But the truth is, I feel inferior. I can never be good enough in my own mind. My...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 16, 2012

    There's Always Someone Better

    That's been a credo I live by ever since I could learn to remember. When I was growing up, my parents always compared me to my other friends and cousins. I come from a huge family on both sides, with a legacy of success. My dad put so much into me, thinking I could be the next...
    WhereisPeppyHare WhereisPeppyHare
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    Inferiority Complex.

    My inferiority complex is... -sigh- Where to begin? Honestly, I feel inferior for so many reasons, all of which are incredibly stupid. I'll go ahead and start at the worst. My face. Everyone around me here in college looks so... mature, for a lack of a better word. They look so...
    Destati Destati
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

    There Will Always Be Someone Smarter, Prettier, More Mature, More Kind-hearted--

    It's hard to feel good about myself when I realize that the very act of feeling good about myself goes against the principles of selflessness. I'll do something for someone else - work with a charitable organization, be kind or courteous to someone, offer help - and feel good...
    enmason enmason
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2012

    I Honestly Need Directions To Help Myself

    I always felt there was something wrong in myself . I always felt like if my purpose in life was to help others but there was always something in me that I felt had some sort of control over me. Since i can remember as I was a child I always was the timid type in school , always...
    JOSE7767 JOSE7767
    46-50, M
    Oct 5, 2013

    I feel like everything I do,

    have done, will do, will amount to nothing much in life. That no matter how much I try, how much effort I expend on bettering myself, I won't be able to compete with anyone. I frequently fear of being unable to go far in life, especially now that the time for me to enter the...
    JFAntares JFAntares
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2014

    Im an 18yo boy and ever

    since I can remember I had issues finding friends, girlfriends and with being jealous. I ve had my first gf at the age of 15, and even then i felt inexperienced and pathetic, my first ever sex was with a prostitute and i regret it. I feel inferior in some way or another to all...
    alphabeta18 alphabeta18
    18-21, M
    Mar 12, 2014

    Inferiority Complex

    When you get bullied your whole life it starts to feel normal and you don't even realize it's happening. That's my story. I remember being bullied ever since day care. ******* day care!! My grandparents constantly hit me but that's because they didn't want me to be a child who...
    ArvenReign ArvenReign
    26-30, F
    Oct 31, 2013

    I Have Serious Issues

    I am a married woman with kids and my life is a nightmare,more or less..I have inferiority complex ..I think that every other man n woman is more attractive n lovable..I hate everything about myself ..I can blame my bad marriage for this but only to a certain extent ..I don't...
    nothingtolookforwardto nothingtolookforwardto
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2013

    I Was Overjoyed

    I was at Disney a few weeks ago, and a woman in line got excited and jumped into me. I turned around, about to tell her I was sorry, when she looked at me, horrified. "I'm so sorry!" She kept saying it, over and over. I smiled and told her it was really okay. Then we went about...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent
    Oct 10, 2013

    yeah i dont know why

    but it just is and it really bothers me because i over think it and then end up really stooping low way low below the rest.
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 25, 2014


    once again, i have decided that i hate people, simply due to the fact that they are so perfect. do you know what happened today. i started crying at a party and the one person that actually bothered to check if i was alright was wasted as hell. yet, when one of the populars...
    poliwhirlandicecream poliwhirlandicecream
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2012


    It really hurts knowing that I will never be as good as her. She is so smart, and funny, and perfect in virtually every way, and then there's me. She brings home a ninety as a low grade, while I bring home a seventy five as a good one. I hate it, I feel so inferior to her. Oh...
    Jacqid96 Jacqid96
    18-21, F
    May 16, 2013

    Uncertain, Insecure

    Hi, I'm new to this. I was doing a research on inferiority complex because I feel like I have it and I found this group.I don't know if something is just screwing with my mind or if I'm over-thinking but I always feel inferior to everyone else. I don't quite know how this came to...
    insecureandalone insecureandalone
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2011

    I Am A Human Being

    And I already have a lot to say. I'm tired of being used by people think they are better than me. They act too good to lower themselves to talking to me. But when those ************* need my help, suddenly that drop isn't too low. We have these groups for our school on...
    SoloHD SoloHD
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 29, 2013

    I looked at the symptoms,

    and I was a match. I feel awful, but at least I know the truth.
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence
    18-21, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    What Is Wrong With Human Beings

    I have asperger's and only one of my teachers know it. My then so called good friend asked the teacher why am i so weird.. The teacher told him about my asperger's and within a feel months it spread. My classmates told me that im hopeless and can't have a good future. I felt very...
    naoswolfram naoswolfram
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2013

    still useful to me. it makes me evolve

    so im keeping it for now:)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    I Am Inferior

    I know I am inferior as a woman to men.  I am passive and mild.  I am weak and easily disrespected or ridiculed, including by aggressive women.  I accept that I am inferior as a typical woman.
    Elle2k Elle2k
    Sep 5, 2008


    at first glance i would say, no - i have a good proper self image and dont feel inferior. However, isnt that just what i think people want to see? i am a motherless daughter. daughters with mothers are better than me. i am from a broken, and broken again home. people from...
    girlyboo girlyboo
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    This Really Sums Me Up, But I Want To Change

    Simply put, I will basically do anything to escape this set of beliefs and the dreadful feelings that come along with it. I want to get better. I want to be happy, but I don't know how or if that will ever happen. I know I need help and I am seeking it in my own way. Does anyone...
    LoftyDreamer LoftyDreamer
    26-30, M
    Apr 7, 2013

    I always Had this Inferiority Complex Problem.

    . Since Childhood The way my Childhood was and I was a very Timid Person .. I have faced Problems in my Life and Relationships Because of this ... Now Things are better than before when it Comes to Inferiority Complex but Still I need to Work on it Somewhere ...
    Amnik Amnik
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2016
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