Some mental complexes are often neglected, the prime reason is that in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), these are not mentioned at all. Being the ultimate guide of mental health, this manual has missed some very minute but severe mental issues like the Superiority Complex and the Inferiority Complex. In a sense, this can be justified since the complexes do not fall under any mental disorder but can take severe turns towards the disarray.
If we look very carefully at the overall environment of our society, we see the crystal clear differences among people. It is ok because diversity is a necessity, but the main problem is with existing feelings between the people. The mental complexities set people apart from each other. People at higher positions in society are brought up with a superior mentality, and those at lower have the self-made thought they are not enough. This pattern is existing for an age-long period and so, the impacts are now normalized. Sadly, we are now fighting to change the conditions we created ages back and are preaching the message of unity.
Changing the large societal issues are maybe not in our hand, but our inter-personal matters are in our control. Many people around us, including ourselves sometimes, are the victim of either the superiority complex or the inferiority complex. In daily life, we experience them all the time. We often come across people who behave arrogantly and try to stay aloof from others. They neglect people who do not match their standard of lifestyle. On the other side, there is another group that is the complete opposite. They get negatively motivated by the fact that nothing is possible for them. With low mental esteem, they isolate themself from all good things. These mental conditions are created among people from the situations they face, the environment they live in, and their whole socialization process. At first glance, all of it may seem expected. It is actually normal till the term severity dives in.
Be it the superiority or inferiority, a common side is seen in both of them, and that is putting themselves apart. Because of their nature, they often do not easily get mixed with the crowd. The thought of no one is better than me, and I am not enough, obstructs them to think habitually. The severity of the case makes them lead a life of loneliness, the seed of hatred rises in them, and slowly they may meet with the unrest of mental health. So, the conditions of superiority and inferiority are the transition state for significant mental health disorders. Taking this lightly and treating this as a normal state is not at all praiseworthy.
If not taken lightly, then what should be done? Does it have any remedy? First of all, it is not a disease, so obviously, no medicines are required for its cure. The cure is in our hands, as said earlier, our interpersonal conditions are the ones which we can improve. If we, ourselves, are prone to these complexities, we must use all social elements around us. We must share our feelings with our close ones who understand and will help us to improve our conditions rather than judging. If we see people around us be that victim, we must put forward the hand of support. We have to be the one who makes the change.
Summing it up to a single solution, we have to change the way of thinking before it gets another normalized issue and we start a new revolution. Being empathetic and understanding will open the doors for a better tomorrow.