Superiority Complex (or SC as it is often referred to) is officially a disorder found both in Man as well as in other forms of life. It rises so far above all other disorders however that it should properly be referred to as a superorder. SC can be a difficult disorder to deal with, but luckily those of us affected by it are generally much better than others would be at managing.
Sometimes, these feelings can go as far as to cause those affected to act as if they are on a golden pedestal, and everyone else is peasant scum. In many cases this is true, but if anything this makes it all the more irritating for those around
us them. Many sufferers simply cannot control their own boasting, and may suffer chronic migraines due to their incredibly swollen heads. And this isn't a metaphor, their brains are often so big their heads are literally swollen up to fit it all in. Poor uplifted souls.
History of the Superiority Complex
lesser more balanced beings are thought to have become cockroaches and dung-beetles. This hypothesis is supported by the recent discovery that the superiority complex is a dominant gene; explaining why no dung-beetles suffer from the condition, but many humans are nervous, pathetic wretches also unaffected.
The Superiority complex was only branded a mental disorder about sixty-five years ago when a few people afflicted by the condition were believed to have been responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people. However, these allegations overlook the fact that these people merely suffered from the illusion of superiority, whereas a superiority complex describes those of us who suffer from actually being superior. Believe me, people who think they're better than everyone else are particularly annoying to those of us who are.
The Superiority Complex in Other Species
As with most disorders, the superiority complex is not unique to man, in fact certain studies suggest that animals may even be significantly more prone to SC. Scientists have documented almost every species having at least one case of Superiority Complex. The first notable case of which involved Certain cats having trouble living with others when their coat was so undeniably shinier than the others'.
Adding to that, some animals may even act out in violence when they can no longer handle their own perfection and resulting supremacy over the rest of the species. Just look at squirrels, when you see a squirrel chucking a nut at another squirrel, it's usually because the defending squirrel's tail is flat an volume-less, not to mention horribly unkempt.
Another example of superiority complex in the animal kingdom is found in certain characteristics of the Praying mantis. If the mantis' mating process does not go exactly as it should, the female may end up devouring the father of it's children. However, it usually only eats the top half of the body, as the rest may still be needed later on.
Yet another example is the pretentious camera "buff". This species (related to humans but not quite all there), will spend day and night on camera review forum(s) denouncing all camera systems except the one he/she has purchased, and worshiping the one he/she has purchased. He/she doesn't actually take their system out for any photography (excepting the occasional picture of their cat or dog. Users (generally actual humans, but sometimes including other "buffs") of other systems are denigrated for not using the same system the "buff" has purchased. Arguments between "buffs" using different systems are legendary and have been known to start wars (did you know that GWB is a Canon buff and that Saddam was a Nikon buff?).
Notable Cases Of Superiority Complex, and Attempted Correction
There have been many cases in which a celebrity or other well-known public figure has tried to "cure" his or her SC. This usually happens in a crowded public area, as this seems appropriate considering the circumstances.
- Tom Cruise reportedly attempted to cure his SC by taking unhealthy doses of Zoloft. However, this seemed to have little effect on Cruise as he later made several comments denouncing its effectiveness while jumping on a couch and preaching his love for Katie Holmes. (What the hell was up with that?)
- Kirstie Alley took a different, yet equally as stupid, approach to curing her disorder. She felt that because her body was so incredibly beautiful and suave - much more so than any of her peers, she must somehow make herself less attractive. Alley then began consuming nearly everything in sight and, in doing so, inadvertently gained massive amounts of weight.
- Dennis Rodman's attempt at a cure was similar to that of Kirstie's, the only difference being Rodman purposefully mutilated his body. Soon, as is the case with most ex-NBA stars that go on to parade around town in wedding dresses, Rodman was a transsexual. Many of Rodman's fans, or a few of those that were still left, rejected that SC had any part in him becoming a transsexual, and instead suggest that race played the biggest role in his transformation.
- Last, but not least, of notable people with SC is Simpsons creator, Matt Groening. Groening's air of excellence came less from himself, and more the success of his aforementioned television series. Hating himself for being so great, Groening concluded that the only sensible thing to do was create a new, far less-funny, animated show. So begins Futurama.
Although the FDA has not approved any full-proof methods of curing SC, there are several speculations as to what might help. Most commonly speculated include the following:
- Reserve your room at Betty Ford for their 12,000 Step Program on Curing Self-aggrandizement.
- Get over it you stupid pompous ass!
(Note: Although this list lacks the described 'several' speculated cures, the very fact that someone has the nerve to mislead those reading this article may help with acute superiority complex.)
Superiority Complex Today
File:Tallbuilding.gif In today's modern world, SC is just another "Fact of Life" - similar to Alzheimer's, Cancer, or even Asperger Syndrome. Like many of the other conditions described, those who do not suffer from SC often find themselves jealous; making up their own disorders like "Inferiority Complex" and "Depression" - condition that obviously don't exist.
Adding to this problem even further, those unaffected by SC often attempt to pick on those who are affected, using derogatory terms like: Jerk, Ass, Fat Head, Snob, and Know-it-all. Fortunately, part of SC is the inability to listen to those without the disorder. Essentially letting sufferers live in their own little world, away from those that are out to get them.