Superior Person

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Kings, Queens and other blue-bloods.

Stars of movies, sport and music.

The haughty, arrogant and overconfident.




Provocative Suggestions

Give yourself a break; everyone knows that it’s tough at the top.

Smile smugly as the common folk enjoy their bread and circuses.[2]

Explore your inferiority complex.[3]


Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

(George Bernard Shaw)

My name is George Nathaniel Curzon,

I am a most superior person.

My cheeks are pink, my hair is sleek,

I dine at Blenheim twice a week.

(Author unknown)[4]

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.


Something to consider

Modesty and humility are universally admired human qualities.



  1. Q: What’s the difference between God and a doctor? A: God doesn’t think he’s a doctor.
  2. Or as Juvenal put it: 'simplistic motivation of common people'.
  3. The term ‘inferiority complex’ is based on the work of the psychoanalyst, Alfred Adler (1870-1937). A contemporary of Freud, Adler believed that when low self-esteem is ignored it can lead to various compensatory behaviours and personality disorders. His most well-known work is Understanding Human Nature (Garden City Publishers, 1927)
  4. This is a good example of a 'Balliol rhyme' (at the time a fashionable poetic form used by students to describe a particular person) written in the late 19th Century at Oxford University