In principle, a complex person is a difficult personality to deal with, who has some kind of complex - which arises because of - a neurotic compensation for a feeling of superiority or inferiority.
The word "complex" was recreated by psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung dealt with the subject. In principle, a complex person is a difficult personality to deal with, who has some kind of complex - which arises because of - a neurotic compensation for a feeling of superiority or inferiority.
It is important to say, if the complex is not elaborated correctly, it can generate assumptions that individuals make of themselves, which means to increase self-esteem excessively and if it has the opposite effect, it tends to cause low esteem. However, we cannot ignore that the complexes manifest impulses of protection and aggression.
Today, what draws the most attention in social relations is the superiority complex, a concept created by Alfred Adler, who described that complex as a defense mechanism that we use to deal with feelings of inadequacy, which do not correspond to our internal expectations .
Thus, the bearers of the superiority complex have unreasonable attitudes, which expose that they believe they are superior to others. Among its characteristics are the desire to dominate the weak, discredit the opinions of others and project the bad things on others, who they judge as their subordinates.
In general, they are subjects that stand out for their excessive arrogance and crazy ideas, which are reflected in the way they think, speak and act, as they fear being socially despised. That is why they resort to the superiority complex as a way to survive the demands of society.
However, they are sometimes seen as "kind" to their neighbors, as they manage to hide that they believe they are better than others. Which makes it very difficult to live with them, because they are relationships that do not open space for positive experiences.
As a result, the superiority complex is a neurotic reaction as a consequence of the feeling of inferiority, which are different expressions of the same pathology. The insecurity of this behavior - in most cases - are reflections of traumas experienced in childhood, as pointed out by Adler.
We have no doubt, that the superiority complex presents constructs of “Complexo de Deus”, which is the belief of being special and “Aristotle's Complete”, which refers to people who believe they are always right.
Therefore, the way to understand the origins of this problem is to seek psychotherapy, which helps subjects to free themselves emotional insecurity, build self-esteem and strengthen self-confidence. However, there are those who prefer to continue feeding the damaging effects of the superiority complex.
Jackson César Buonocore is a Sociologist and Psychoanalyst