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Many British have inferiority complex


Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jan 2008 /  #1
Why so many British have inferiority complex ? After all It could be worse...
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Jan 2008 /  #2
I'm not aware of any Brits who suffer this by virtue of being British. Brits may get disspirited in the job market let's say but we don't feel inferior, I can tell u that 4 free.
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jan 2008 /  #3
Some could diagree reading some posts here...
telefonitika  
13 Jan 2008 /  #4
Why so many British have inferiority complex ?

i certainly dont ... :)

But others i guess its the grain they were brought up in .. ! I would say it comes down to the class status issue ... but see what other argue across ..
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2008 /  #5
as a nation of world leaders for centuries i doubt you will find many brits have an inferiority complex. you are much more likely to find this in a nation, such as poland, that has lived under oppression for decades and is struggling to find its place in a world not fully understood by it citizens
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jan 2008 /  #6
British have inferiority complex

as a nation of world leaders for centuries

lol.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2008 /  #7
Grzegorz_

struggling to find its place in a world not fully understood by it citizens

gmfao
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jan 2008 /  #8
Too funny.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2008 /  #9
when are you getting a job in england G... now youre a master it would be an idea to experience life outside of your bubble. maybe spend some time living in germany as well so you have more than one country to make your comparisons by
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jan 2008 /  #10
when are you getting a job in england G...

With so weak GBP you would have to beg me to do that...

maybe spend some time living in germany

I see Germany from my window and have been there too many times.

BTW the topic is not about me but about British inferiority complex, get out If you aren't interested.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2008 /  #11
With so weak GBP you would have to beg me to do that...

yeah - im making a fortune of the strenghtening zloty yipee!

I see Germany from my window and have been there too many times.

yeah but its only when you have live somewhere that you begin to understand - until then you are form opinions on your own prejudices

BTW the topic is not about me but about British inferiority complex

actually G this thread is ALL about you - the insecurities that you feel as a pole and your projection of these onto the english as a way for you to find some worth

get out If you aren't interested.

youre too funny G
osiol 55 | 3,922  
13 Jan 2008 /  #12
Why so many British have inferiority complex ?

I'd say you're more likely to find a superiority complex.
I think that's why in a country which still has a strong economy, low unemployment, a language that's widely spoken around the world and an ability to form an orderly queue, you find people claiming the country is going to the dogs (dogs with floppy ears?) or going to hell in a handcart (is that a bit like a Tesco's shopping trolley?)
noimmigration  
13 Jan 2008 /  #13
Why so many British have inferiority complex ? After all It could be worse...

what inferiority complex, we british love our country at least we dont migrate in millions to clean toilets.

We won ww2 and saved poland. etc etc.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
13 Jan 2008 /  #14
at least we dont migrate in millions to clean toilets

Just stay in Glasgow all your life and sponge off your parents.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
13 Jan 2008 /  #15
we dont migrate in millions

Used to.

We won ww2

You never won anything other than 'Biggest pain in the arse.'
WW2 was won by the allied forces, not by one country, and definately not by some racist tosser who doesn't give a monkey's about anyone else.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Jan 2008 /  #16
Who would ur standard Brit feel inferior to Greg? Britain, for a relatively small island, produces and has produced some exceptionally talented people. If u wanna be specific, then there have been times when certain Brits have felt inferior, e.g Nigel Short to Garry Kasparov, but speaking English has opened many doors. I can go and teach English quite freely in many countries as a native speaker. Do u have that option Greg? It doesn't make me feel superior Greg, I was just born with that status and I don't take it for granted. If some people want to develop an inferiority complex, that's their cup of tea
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2008 /  #17
It doesn't make me feel superior

being english doesnt make me feel superior, just better
scarbyirp  
13 Jan 2008 /  #18
We won ww2 and saved poland. etc etc.

Go play with your crayons you tw@t
Dice 15 | 452  
13 Jan 2008 /  #19
Why so many British have inferiority complex ?

you're killing me Gregorz :) Look who is talking LOL
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2008 /  #20
lol - the irony of it
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Jan 2008 /  #21
And that's ur choice Bubba Woo, I respect it. I'm not overly proud of Scotland but i do feel that my country is internationally respected and I'm welcomed wherever I go. So, I can take pride from that. I've achieved well in the things that matter to me so I feel good about that. I don't compare myself with people from other countries therefore I feel neither superior nor inferior.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
13 Jan 2008 /  #22
as i said, i dont feel superior or inferior... just better ;-)
stepheng - | 49  
13 Jan 2008 /  #23
lol, that's a good answer.

I don't feel inferior or superior to anyone from another country, I just like being what I am.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Jan 2008 /  #24
Getting the picture Gregory? Beginning to see a trend emerge? It's not in our national pysche to feel inferior. Depressed? Sometimes yes but that can be a natural reaction to life if u r wired that way or were treated badly. U mentioned this on another thread Greg, so I will answer here that we don't feel the need to strut our stuff and be super competitive, our country's impressive results across the board (pretty much) speak for themselves
Frank 23 | 1,183  
13 Jan 2008 /  #25
Many British have inferiority complex

Awww....has greg the dog taken to trolling.....???!!!...so suits you greg!!!...:)

We won ww2 and saved poland. etc etc.

Lol.....get off your potty N, and get your mum to clean ur a-s-s!!

we dont migrate in millions

The survey said 1/4...yes 1/4 of the Grate (sic) British people want to emmigrate...why?...lol
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
13 Jan 2008 /  #26
Try accusing many Americans of having an inferiority complex Greg and see the responses u get then. Brits are giving u a very level-headed response here. A sign of intelligence in not taking the bait and ranting/raving. A sign of comfort in being who they are without getting all defensive.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
13 Jan 2008 /  #27
Many British have inferiority complex

News to me.
I could see how many Brits have unfounded sense of superiority, but inferiority complex? Nah...
osiol 55 | 3,922  
13 Jan 2008 /  #28
The survey said 1/4...yes 1/4 of the Grate (sic) British people want to emmigrate

It's difficult when a quarter of yourself wants to emigrate. The other three quarters is split between being determined to stay and not really giving a proverbial flying friar.
Michal - | 1,865  
13 Jan 2008 /  #29
With so weak GBP you would have to beg me to do that...

Rubbish, I thought that the British pound was doing very well on the World stage. Probably and more likely, your Polish Magistr is not recognized outside of Poland. I do not really believe that the British have inferior complexes but I hate the social engineering that takes place. The British deliberately have poor quality schools because they know they are going to need a future generation of low paid working class. I believe the British are certainly nationalistic, certainly much more than the French are.
OP Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jan 2008 /  #30
I'd say you're more likely to find a superiority complex.

Superiority complex refers to a subconscious neurotic mechanism of compensation developed by the individual as a result of feelings of inferiority. The feelings of inferiority in this specific complex are often brought on by social rejection, possibly as a result of the individual's inattentiveness to hygiene, perceived ugliness, or lower intelligence as compared to others.

Hmm... maybe...

Britain, for a relatively small island, produces and has produced some exceptionally talented people.

Yawn...

Getting the picture Gregory?

Yes...

I thought that the British pound was doing very well on the World stage.

That's because you are unsmart.

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