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What causes superiority complex?

I m looking for a personal opinion although from a professional. I ve heard two sides as to what causes and composes a superiority complex. Some say it is caused by an underlining inferiority complex, some say the very nature of a superiority complex defies that logic.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
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I went through your details. In psychology, complex simply means feeling. When I am showing superior complex, in actuality, I am feeling superior to someone and am showing it as my jewellery and behaves as if the other person is inferior to me. At the other hand, when I feel inferior, my feelings are that I am feeling inferior to the person in question. These complexes are purely feelings or emotional attributes. Person with inferiority complex with a person named A may not show the same complex with person named B. That also is true with superiority complex. Therefore these complex / feeling are also basedon perception and personal experience.

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