Title: Fundamental Theorem of the Theory of Superiority Complex

Authors: Desmond Ayim-Aboagye, Kwabena Awere Gyekye, Vincent Adzika

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Desmond Ayim-Aboagye

Department of Human Development and Psychology

Regent University College of Science and Technology



This article discusses Axioms of the theory of superiority complex, which is developed in the area of war, law and social psychiatry. The aim is to unfold the manner in which individuals become attached to certain ideologies and complex notions, which then repress and incubate in their unconscious minds that later reveal themselves as mental disorders. This controls their minds and actions in abnormal manners which consequently compel these individuals to act improperly in private and public lives. Complex ideas and repressed feelings are the usual manner wherein the human unconscious pours out the manufactured troubles that can lead to dissociated/split in personalities, according to psychodynamic theories.

The method employed is the deductive approach which deduces the theorem from six main axioms and four definitions. Deductive reasoning usually utilises axioms and definitions which then become the basis upon which theorems and lemmas can be derived in a scientific manner. This unique approach adheres strictly to the scientific method, which reigns supreme in the way of obtaining objective knowledge which can later be tested empirically by scientists.

The results furnish us with an important theorem and its corollary in medicine, which is considered the fundamental theorem for the theory of superiority complex. Individuals who harbour complex notions or ideologies tend to allow these repressed feelings to control their unconscious minds which later reveal themselves in abnormal behaviours. These are supported by Freudian and Jungian theories, in addition to more recent theories advocated by some British Psychologists, which state that the unconscious negative repressed feelings and complexes may control the inner and outer lives such that individuals may suffer the rest of their lives amidst performance of criminal activities in the lives of patients. 

The conclusion states that not only is the individual who possesses repressed complex ideas/ideologies has with it a latent disorder, but also where an individual is seen as having a disorder he may well reveal complex ideas as well. The implication is that no disorder is without a symptom and vice versa no symptom is without a disorder. In other words, if a patient is diagnosed as having a mental disorder, then there is a corresponding symptom which enabled doctors to have based their diagnoses upon in order to derive their sound judgment and conclusion.

Keywords: Theorem, Mental disorders, Superiority Complex, Complex ideas, Repressed feelings, Unconscious, Preconscious, Conscious, Probability, Deductive method.