Those who measure themselves as being inferior are typically loyal, amicable, and willing to serve. However, because of their belief in their integrity, and because of their competitive disposition, they are often unable to receive and to obey the word of Christ that is spoken by another, particularly if they perceive that person to be weaker or less apt than themselves. 1Ti 4:12.
Although these people have an agreeable demeanour, they often remain alienated within their communities because of their judgement of themselves and of others. Pro 18:1. They behave as benefactors towards those whom they judge to be inferior to themselves, but are compliant and loyal to those whom they view as being superior. Luk 22:25. This disposition is common among successful businesspeople, and also among those who aspire to clergy‑style leadership roles within the church.
People with a temperamental propensity to insecurity use their judgements of good and evil to establish a ground for their security and identity expression. Perfectionism with self‑recrimination results when they do not measure successfully to the projected standards that they set for themselves. Internal emotional conflict and self‑deprecation stress the individual with anxiety. Luk 6:37.
Whereas the relational tendency of the inferior is competitiveness, the insecure tend to be combative. Their reactions towards others are expressions of control, for the purpose of self‑verification. Combative responses are used to overpower a perceived threat. This can manifest as either a ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ reaction.
Those who tend to respond to life in this manner are not so much concerned about where they fit in relation to others but, rather, about whether the ‘good’ that they have established for themselves is realised through their endeavours and is acknowledged by others. Mat 6:2. The achievement of this good, and the value that others give to them as a consequence of their exploits, becomes their source of identity verification. Joh 5:44.