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Old 04-01-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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Arrogance is tricky.

In a society full of chronically insecure people, someone who just happens to not be insecure can come across as arrogant to someone who doesn't have that same sense of self-appreciation or self-confidence or who already feels inferior to them to begin with.

Truly arrogant people are annoying on principle, but they're incapable of making me feel any kind of way beyond that so I don't really think about them.

Genuine humility is something many so-called humble people don't possess because they require others to acknowledge that humility. They see themselves as possessing a trait others should value, which is an arrogance in itself.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:04 PM
 
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I'm a humble person, but i feel that a lot of the arrogant people get further in life. Sad truth.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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Arrogant/smug people get on my nerves, but so do the people who do the faux self-deprecation thing to seek out affirmation from others. Either way, it's all about them.

Confident people are way more pleasant to be around.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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I find a lot of people like this in the last month, people obsessed especially with who had better marks at university, who has more money or who is more intelligent.
I work with a couple of people who are like that. One lady in particular brags constantly about how much money her husband makes and how smart her and her daughters are. The other one is a typical yuppie guy. He brags more about his stuff (car, house, etc.) than intelligence, but it's similar behavior.

It's rooted in insecurity, and it's very pathetic.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Europe
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This remind me to famous people as well.

There are some of them who are really nice with people and their fans, and other ones generally less popular that behave like real TV starts.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Arrogant/smug people get on my nerves, but so do the people who do the faux self-deprecation thing to seek out affirmation from others. Either way, it's all about them.
GREAT point. And a little-known fact.

The self-deprecators are TOTALLY all about themselves. It's just another way to draw attention to themselves. I have known people who have made an entire identity out of self-deprecation. It gets OLD. It also enables people to stay in their little box, not having to ever learn, grow, or really risk anything. It's just, woe is me, my life sucks, this is the hand I've been dealt...PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!
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