How do you cope with the feelings that others are better than you, either actual or percieved? What methods are there to get over it? Speaking personally, I had a "friend" who was very intelligent, and one of my personal pet hates is people who are more intelligent than I am, so naturally, inferiority right there. Haven't seen him in a while now, but the inferiority is still there. He'll be doing better than me no matter how hard I try because he's naturally gifted. Makes me feel like crap everytime I think about it. And I've been doing fine all week up until now when it randomly decided to come back to me. It's all well and good looking on the internet for solutions but for some reason they're never good enough. So, decided to ask as people here who may be experienced, how do you deal with your inferiority if you have it? Or how have you overcome it? And another question I suppose is, why contest it? If you know it can't be done, then why bother? Rather depressing post tbh.