There are countless methods it uses in accomplishing this task. One sly manner in which it does this, has to do with personality and mental [disorders]. While I must admit many of these [disorders] do indeed hinder one's life and/or daily activities, as the terms would imply they do, on the other hand there are many which actually allow for one's growth to exceed that of those who do not have these [disorders].
The other day someone showed me a personality disorder result from a test, telling me it matched me. It was a narcissistic personality disorder; and although for the most part it failed to provide legitimate characteristics that I hold, it did get me to think about these [disorders], the role many of them play, and one that I myself do indeed harbor [Obsessive compulsive personality disorder, not to be confused with obsessive compulsive disorder].
To a natural animal, including most human beings, the concept of superiority is an attack; a being's primary natural purpose is to grow, gain and evolve at any expense, and the more superior an animal is in relevance to another animal, the more chances there are of it's accomplishment of this task, even/especially in a case where it is an either/or scenario of the survival of either that animal, or it's inferior rival. (Normally, all other animals are rivals, since it is technically an every man for himself style world out there, not considering many/most humans which are exceptions. [Or shall I say, conceal this truth often in very manipulative manners to justify their consciousness]).
Having said that, of course our consciousness would feel threatened by this idea, and will be in an emotional distress, and our mind too will come to the logical deduction that for it's survival it is necessary to either become superior, or remove all superiority around it.
This is where some came up with ways to denounce those who are granted relative superiority in our society through certain anomalistic deviations from the standard mindset. This essentially is competent of fueling their [the people with these deviations from the standard mindset] perception, ambition, mindset, and awareness (as well as other concepts) beyond the norm/standards, which ultimately can grant one the capability to supersede the rest [or majority] into a state which can be considered a relative superiority. They [the people who denounce those who may have reached such a state] do this by calling these particular mental deviations [disorders], which is a negative implication, and 'negative' often tends to trigger and coexist with the word 'inferiority', which essentially accomplishes this task.
An example of a [disorder] such as this would be the obsessive compulsive personality disorder [OCPD]. It is very easy for me to elaborate extensively concerning this [disorder], since I am afflicted by it, and have been a good portion of my life, and am aware of what it has granted me.
While it would be inaccurate to say that I have solely benefited from this [disorder], I will say that the benefits derived from it far outweigh the negative aspects. In short, OCPD tends to cause one to be perfectionist [to their relative standards of perfection of course], precise, neat, orderly, ambitious, and other minor details. I'm sure everyone who is afflicted by it has their own unique variation of the [disorder].
In my case, it has caused me to be a strong perfectionist, which causes me to create very high standards and expectations for completion of my tasks. It has also granted me very fierce senses of ambition, pride, confidence, and other minor details, which I've used to manifest a strong amount of individuality within myself. I've always felt like I could accomplish something as well or better than anyone else, regardless of what it is; it has allowed me to dwell into mindsets and thought patterns which most of the homogenized society never dream of entering; it has granted me the fierce motivation to realize my self and my grand goals, standards, and views of things.
Motivation is a key aspect here. Let's take an example. Suppose, there are two twins. Both twins are identical physically, have the same intelligence, yet one has this disorder, and another doesn't. The twin with the disorder will be granted this strong motivation to live up to all these expectations and accomplish all these tasks, and further progress him/herself, while the other will simply choose to 'go with the flow', and attempt nothing extra ordinary. Ultimately, the twin with the disorder will become superior to the other twin, in relevance to the society around them. This is an undisputable sequence of logic.
Society is like a big consciousness (Read part 2 about mind vs consciousness); which subconsciously/indirectly manipulates it's own self for it's own benefit. Just like consciousness manipulates itself by fabricating a multitude of denial scenarios and other sly ways to alleviate emotional stress, society too does the same in it's own degrees respectively. When people label these mental deviations as disorders, the rest of the 'norm' society accepts it without question; for why wouldn't they, when this is like allying with another faction to battle a common foe [superiority]. Therefore, this allows for a strong psychological hype to exist against questioning the legitimacy of these negative labels, since such an overwhelming majority accepts them, people take for granted that there must be good enough reason for it therefore.
Well then...why do so many people misunderstand what is implied within these 3 statements - "You have complete control of your life; there is no fate", "We are all equal", and "Superiority/Inferiority don't exist"? Very simple. It is because the misunderstandings sound much more favorable to emotional reasoning, than their more disturbing truthful sides. What do I mean by emotional reasoning? That's coming up next.
Part 2 - Mind vs. Consciousness; are they not the same?
There are those in this world [a large portion of the population], which believe that their conscious thoughts are the unrefined product of their mind's deductive/assessment processes. Couldn't be further from the truth.
The mind and consciousness happen to be to very distinct aspects of one's self. Your mind is the natural, un-tampered, deductive mechanism which houses your instincts, intuition, assessment and rational contemplation processes, logical perception, as well as certain other concepts which all work together to allow one to survive and evolve, as an animal.
Your consciousness, on the other hand, is a manifestation of sorts, from the human's flawed cerebral cortex within the brain; an evolutionary error, so to say. Your consciousness is what gives you your emotions, awareness, as well as your ability to 'affectionately/emotionally reason', as I call it, beyond your natural deductive mechanisms. In other words, it allows you to 'live with your feelings' as some say, rather than 'through logic and thought'.
For those who need further elaboration, a natural deduction can be witnessed with any animal; if an animal steps on something which gives it pain, it will refrain from doing it again: Stepping on something = pain, therefore: Animal - stepping on something = no pain. 'Affectionate reason', on the other hand, is what a human would do - it would ponder as in why the action resulted in pain, how to avoid it next time by stepping there again, how the whole situation may be alleviated and so forth.
The existence of this consciousness condemns us to being sensitive to emotions, as I have mentioned, which allows for a favorable environment where one can be 'unhappy', as well as 'happy'. The existence of the consciousness also further allows for one to reason as to which events would cause one to be happy, and which would cause one to be unhappy, and therefore takes charge over influencing one concerning which events are experienced, and which aren't, which thoughts/deductions are accepted and which aren't, so as to refine life and the thought process into an unnatural [as well as often untruthful], clouded, refined static[non-dynamic] outcome.
This can have many outcomes. A primary one is the fact that most people are hurled into overwhelming ignorance through this device, which hinders their perception and makes room for friction when associating with others, especially those capable of perceiving the truth behind this ignorant refinement. Allow me to explain. Suppose your mind, the natural deductive mechanism which does reach truth, and logically accurate conclusions through logic, comes up with a particular outcome concerning something. Now, the mind has accepted this to be truth. But...your consciousness is what is aware...and what can be called "you"...therefore, until that outcome the mind has come up with goes through your consciousness and is accepted there...it is irrelevant to 'you'; in fact, you probably won't even be aware of the outcome's existence. Now...suppose this outcome goes from the mind to the consciousness, and the consciousness, prone to emotional damage, does not accept this outcome, not because it is not true or accurate, but because it would cause emotional damage...then that outcome will simply be obsolete.
Let's use an example. Suppose through rational/logical deduction, your mind reaches the conclusion that you are overweight, in relevance to your body height, age, and so on. This is often 'emotional harm', for the consciousness, therefore upon reaching the consciousness, and being assessed by the consciousness..the outcome is filtered, and made justifiable in relevance to your emotionally acceptable subjective perspective standards.
This can be many things; suppose you drink a lot, and your mind is aware of that, and that you may be addicted or an alcoholic, but once that idea gets to your consciousness, your consciousness will filter that idea with emotions, and will influence you not to finish the bottles you drink, and leave a little left and put it back into the refrigerator. Afterwards, if the idea sent by the mind strikes your consciousness again, that you drink too much, your consciousness will make the deliberately false deduction that due to the non-decreasing amount of bottles in the refrigerator, there is no blunt sign that you have this drinking problem, therefore leaving the emotional environment unharmed, as well as temporarily pacifying any friction between itself and the mind.
So then, back to the question in part 1 - Why do people claim I try to act godly or superior and so forth? Very simple - that is the result of their consciousness' refinement of the truth that their mind concluded to. Let's take an example. Suppose I was superior in relevance to someone else in regards to diction or vocabulary, that person's mind would come to the truthful deduction that I am indeed superior to him/her regarding vocabulary or diction. Upon sending that conclusion to the consciousness, the consciousness would find that to be an emotionally disturbing factor, therefore it will distort the variables from "Aha, so this person has better vocabulary and diction than me", into "This person is trying to sound and act smart", because that would automatically justify the mind's rational claims, as well as appeal to the emotional consciousness. Of course, it would be foolish to say that the person is usually aware of this whole process; on the contrary, many have no idea that this is what actually happens. Simply a conclusion I've come to after a few incidents of this "You try to act godly" scenario, which I formerly had no answer to (Since I had no intentions of acting godly or superior, that could not have been an answer).
An unfortunate paradox this is, which causes one to experience an internal struggle between mind and consciousness all their life; another reason why this evolution is a flaw. And this appears all throughout life - one's instincts [mind] tell one to strive for self gain and nothing but self gain, yet the emotional aspect of our society [consciousness] teaches us that self gain [or inconsiderate self gain, which practically all beings yearn for as a survival instinct, whether your consciousness allows you to accept it or not] is to be considered negative; therefore how can we abominations live? When the pinnacle of our existence rests among the scales of two opposing forces - the mind and the consciousness. We are simply evolutionary heretics. The human being is a living dichotomy; a damnation onto itself and those around it. Oh well..I suppose even nature is susceptible to allowing a flaw or two to slip from it's grasp every few million years.
There will be two general types of audiences exposed to these writings - those with sufficient perception and awareness to accept the revelations written here as the truths they are, and the truths that their minds accept them for, and those who are incompetent of dealing with emotional stress, whose consciousness overpowers the logical mind, and will manipulatively distort these words into incoherence, beyond the victim's ability to overpower. Therefore, be you of audience A or audience B, ultimately your conclusions concerning what is written here will merely underline your current competence regarding the acknowledgement of truths, whether they be pleasant truths, or not.