Jungian Therapy, Jungian Analysis, New York

Negative inflation

from Jung Lexicon by Daryl Sharp

Negative inflation. An unrealistically low opinion of oneself, due to identification with the negative side of the shadow. (See also inflation.)

Whenever a sense of moral inferiority appears, it indicates not only a need to assimilate an unconscious component, but also the possibility of such assimilation.[The Personal and the Collective Unconscious,”CW7, par. 218.]