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inferiority complex
used in Atlas Shrugged

3 uses
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a general feeling of not being as good as others — sometimes resulting in overcompensating behavior that can lead to spectacular success or excessive aggression
  • Do I strike you as a man with a miserable inferiority complex?
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (81% in)
  • Is it an inferiority complex or a superiority one, Henry?
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (40% in)
  • But at that same meeting, Millie Bush, somebody's daughter, a mean, ugly little eight-year-old, was voted a pair of gold braces for her buck teeththis was 'medical need,' because the staff psychologist had said that the poor girl would get an inferiority complex if her teeth weren't straightened out.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (23% in)

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