In psychology and psychoanalysis, the feeling (conscious or subconscious) that one is somehow inferior to others, regardless of whether this is actually the case.
Example: Although the professor is highly accomplished and well-respected within her field, she has never been able to shake the feeling that she’s just not good enough and her success is a fluke.
Grinnell, R. (2016). Inferiority Complex. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 20, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/inferiority-complex/