Sense of Superiority

Note to future self…

When we think that we’re better than others our insecurities start speaking on our behalf. We instinctively know this yet it’s hard to control.

Tactics

  1. Try to acknowledge whenever you feel you’re better than someone else. You will fill threatened and tempted to criticize them. Resist this. Awareness is probably the single most important thing you can have to solve this problem.
  2. Track how many times you think you’re better than someone else. Expect this number to trend upwards when you’re exposed to new/challenging environments. This is to be expected. You’re assessing a lot of people for the first time and some of them will inevitably make you feel inferior. Embrace this feeling. Learn from them. Get better.

Now back to work…