The fight is part of the American myth—the superiority of natural gifts levels the playing field, they say.
On the other, superiority, disdain, guilt, and a fear of being befriended or loved for all the wrong reasons.
The narcissism of a self-pitying sense of superiority remains in place.
But an insecure majority constantly seeks confirmation of its own superiority by searching for inferiorities in others.
Ms. Chua, a law professor from Connecticut with two daughters, is quite alone in believing her superiority.
The superiority of this preparation is now generally acknowledged.
The Rats, conscious of their superiority, had a simpler solution.
It is in the first trial that the superiority of the adults shows most clearly.
She is careful, moreover, not to hurt his feelings by any display of superiority.
There is an assumption of superiority, and often a manifestation of contempt.