Meaning of INFERIORITY COMPLEX in English
- INFERIORITY COMPLEX
Acute sense of personal inferiority, often resulting in either timidity or (through overcompensation) exaggerated aggressiveness.
Though once a standard psychological concept, particularly among followers of Alfred Adler , it has lost much of its usefulness through imprecise popular misuse.
Britannica English dictionary. Английский словарь Британика. 2012