Feelings of inadequacy can be a helpful motivator. They can inspire someone with little confidence to the heights of success. However, there are many people who feel inadequate to an extent that is debilitating and prevents them from living a full life. Some are crippled by systems of shame and worthlessness. Dr. Furey presents practical and proven steps to help overcome inadequacy and get sufferers on the road to recovery. He helps readers to recognize the roots of inadequacy in identifiable circumstances such as abuse, neglect, or chronic illness. He teaches readers how to move out of the role of victim and adopt healing attitudes and behaviors.