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Old 06-17-2011
 

I was thinking. If I just used one word to sum up why I am the way I am, it would be inferior.
Do you feel inferior to others as well?
If we all feel inferior, where is there room for the truth? The truth and beauty of who we really are? Of what we can accomplish? If you had confidence in your abilities, would you have anxiety?

If you chose no, I hope you post and tell us why.
I'm really curious to know, if you are happy in your abilities, if you are happy with yourself so much, if you are happy with your life, how can you be afraid?
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Old 06-17-2011
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Great thread, Cosmic.
 
Old 06-17-2011
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...where is there room for the truth? The truth and beauty of who we really are?
Other people gobbled it up through mocking.
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Old 06-17-2011
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I feel inferior cuz I don't have any hobbies/skills, have a BA in psychology and not smart enough to go for my MA, have very little freinds, never had a intimate relationship, and not putting my degree to use for work.

I know that can be changed but alot of work to do it. At least making small step to turn things around.
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Old 06-17-2011
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Yes, I feel inferior. To me I feel inferior because I am just an inferior person. Apparently everyone else here feels the same way...
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Old 06-17-2011
 

Yes, I feel inferior.

It doesn't matter who I am or what I do. It's never enough.

" Enough" is vague and unattainable, but I still feel the weight of it hanging over me.
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Old 06-17-2011
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yes...................................
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Old 06-17-2011
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Before I vote I would need to know if there is a difference between feeling inferior and lacking confidence. You interchange the two, Cosmic.
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Old 06-17-2011
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I chose no. I'm doing alright, I'm not better or worse than anyone else. Life is still a battle, but I'm out there living it. I'm still afraid, being around people scares the crap out of me, but I still get out there and try, and sometimes I fail. I'm good at somethings, hopeless at others, but so is every other human on this planet.

If think the people who answered yes, should be more interested in asking themselves why, and what they can do to change that.
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Old 06-17-2011
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Confidence alone does not make a person happy (or functional).

I have questions and doubts, but I'm also proud of who I am and what I can do.

I'm not totally free of insecurities, but on the whole I'm very sure of myself and my endowment.
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Old 06-17-2011
 

Yes I feel inferior and that is because I don't have confidence ... the more my confidence has grown the less my s.a has become but I have a long way to go I don't compare myself with others anymore and I realize that no one is perfect however I can't seem to shake this inferior feeling it's a gross thing to have I hate it
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Old 06-17-2011
 

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Before I vote I would need to know if there is a difference between feeling inferior and lacking confidence. You interchange the two, Cosmic.
I guess I see what you're saying Philly, but if you can sustain confidence in your abilities and who you are, how can you feel inferior? Is your confidence only temporary?
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I can say this.....I do not feel inferior to those who bully and harass. I know I am a better person them them. But in a way I do feel inferior...when I'm in a setting where there is more than five people I withdraw and that has been part of my problem.
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Old 06-17-2011
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All the time.

But since we're at it, who wants to celebrate our inferiority to others? I'd start the party, but my parties aren't as good as some other people's parties have been.

Oh, wait a minute....

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Old 06-17-2011
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yes i feel inferior
mainly because I think of myself as basically incompetant in being an
independant adult
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Old 06-17-2011
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Sometimes I do, but most of the time I don't.

I don't feel I am any different to any one else. Every one has problems of some sort, its just mine happens to be SA. I think everyone has SA to some degree, but it's just people suffer with different levels of anxiety. Mine is pretty bad when I reach my low points, but I have people around me who love me and support me through them. It's at those times where I maybe do feel inferior, but to be honest, I know I am not. We are all human at the end of the day. The people who make you feel inferior are the ones who just don't understand at all what SA is really like and how it makes you feel. You shouldn't listen to what they say.

I guess I am just lucky that the people around me are the ones who do understand, or at least the people who I have told do. There are surprisingly more people than you may think who suffer from some degree of SA. All of which maybe for different things!
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Old 06-17-2011
 

I don't think I'm truly inferior to most people around me, but it's really hard not feel that way when your whole life you've felt like an outsider to the social "game".
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Old 06-17-2011
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Completely.
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Old 06-17-2011
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I guess I see what you're saying Philly, but if you can sustain confidence in your abilities and who you are, how can you feel inferior? Is your confidence only temporary?
for me, it seems to work the other way around

in situations where i do not feel inferior, i have more confidence

or

i tend to lose my confidence in situations where i feel inferior

the feeling of inferiority is not necessarily rational - it comes from some deep emotional place and is often triggered by things that I am not aware of

the trick is to recognize it when it happens and try to replace the irrational thoughts and feelings with something more realistic and constructive
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Old 06-17-2011
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I'm just answering to the question,"Yes,I feel COMPLETELY inferior.".
I'm only saying that is because I have ZERO ability/skills in anything....even the "losers / douche bags" out there are better than me 'cause they've AT LEAST have a friend where else i've got NONE(i mean a PERSONAL friend,not an acquaintaince)..So no matter what,if i see someone else with their friend,I'll instantly feel inferior already...*shrugs*i hate that feeling of "inferiority" although poeple constantly tell me NOT to...it's a pain in the 'S' really.....=..=
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