INFERIORITY COMPLEX

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Subject: INFERIORITY COMPLEX
You know it´s funny when these UofT fanboys say that York students have an inferiority complex. Yet, whenever someone suggests that their school is better than UofT in any given field, they get defensive and write disparaging remarks about the other schools in a fit of rage. Makes you wonder who really has the inferiority complex.

On another note, you´d think the ten or so rankings that were posted previously which showed various schools in a superior position than UofT´s would put them down to earth. The complex lingers.

[14-05-2006,20:35]
Anonymous
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Another example of an inferiority complex is the guy who claims UofT accepts >90% of applicants. If that´s true, then I feel sorry for that poster.... obviously he was rejected by such an easy school to feel so bitter about it.

PS - York is good at history but ain´t the best!

[14-05-2006,21:50]
Anonymous
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I disagree, the 90% rate was a just a huge joke, it´s so ridiculous that it was obvious. The one with the inferiority complex is the one who took it seriously, wonder who that was...
[14-05-2006,21:53]
Anonymous
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PPS - an inferiority complex is when you actually think you´re not as good as another and talk loud to cover it up. A superiority complex is when you truly believe you are the best and feel obligated to make sure everyone knows it.

UofT fanboys = superiority complex
UofT haterz = inferiority complex

[14-05-2006,21:56]
Anonymous
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Yeah, obviously the 90% thing was first posted as a joke but reposting it several times a day makes it pathological.
[14-05-2006,21:59]
Anonymous
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I don´t believe in superiority complexes. those who know they are superior don´t need to thump their chest in front of everyone. Those who do have serious confidence issues and hence the inferiority complex.
[14-05-2006,21:59]
Anonymous
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trolls feed off those who take things seriously
[14-05-2006,22:00]
Anonymous
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Don´t believe in superiority complexes? The APA might take issue with you picking and choosing which of their psychological disorders to recognize.
[14-05-2006,22:02]
Anonymous
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That is my opinion and I was talking more within the context of this board. I´m more inclined to believe that the UofT fanboys have an inferiority, not superiority, complex. I can just feel it anytime someone mentions Schulich or McGill or Queen´s being better.
[14-05-2006,22:06]
Anonymous
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Based on the posts in this forum, I can conclude that the Yorker who keeps posting about UofT having a 90% acceptance rate is the one with the inferiority complex.
[14-05-2006,22:28]
Anonymous
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"I can just feel it anytime someone mentions Schulich or McGill or Queen?s being better."

Then that means Schulich, McGill, and Queens students have inferiority complexes, since they were the ones who mentioned their school being better first.

[14-05-2006,22:29]
Anonymous
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But that is because you are focusing on UofT students. Each one of those exchanges requires more than one participant to have self esteem issues or nobody would be arguing. The exchanges tend to be between the same schools and tend to be started by a troll who probably doesn´t attend either of them. If you can´t recognize the baiting then you reveal your own biases against UofT students. And if you generalize about the students of Canada´s largest and most diverse school, your opinions are more likely rooted in emotion than logic (assuming of course a gang of UofTers didn´t pull a number on you or your family). From those emotions can come complexes. Maybe not inferiority or superiority, but complexes nonetheless.

Actually, I don´t really disagree with you but I like to argue. I´d guess most of the real UofT responses come from 1st year students in danger of flunking out. Grow up in Toronto and you´ll constantly hear talk about UofT being the best. Sometimes students aren´t prepared to have that idea challenged because they don´t know much about other universities.

[14-05-2006,22:33]
Anonymous
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maybe they replied to a uoft fanboy, so that that means the uoft fanboy has the complex
stop reaching

[14-05-2006,22:34]
Anonymous
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You know what, I completely agree with you (referring to the 11th post)
[14-05-2006,22:40]
Anonymous
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The thing is, some people who are not familiar with Canadian Universities might come here, read some of the posts, and take them to be the truth. There is a difference between having a healthy debate about which school is better by providing facts along with sources, and posting lies (e.g., 90% acceptance rate).

By the way, I will never bash McGill, UBC, Queens, etc. because I think they´re great schools. But I will defend UofT if I see something posted that is debatable.

[14-05-2006,22:41]
Anonymous
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But you see I also have issues with these debates. Most of the time nobody ever provides sources, for example the Top Schools/Top Programs threads is another one of those threads where people just dish out their opinion based on what? Heresay? Has anyone really studied in all universities and in all subjects at the same time to compare and suggest that for example, UBC is the best in Life Sciences? And even when sources are provided, some readers don´t understand the subjectiveness of the source or rankings. I guess what I´m trying to say is that debating about universities (especially the ones we don´t even attend) is always problematic. I don´t think any of us here really knows who is better at what. We just regurgitate what is written in whatever ranking or whatever your next door neighbor told you.
[14-05-2006,22:57]
Anonymous



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