Ever been to a stuffy party on the good side of town and you can almost cut the pretentiousness with a knife because it’s so thick? One person is trying to one up the other. No one is really listening to the other ramble on and on; they are just waiting for a break in the conversation so they can do their part of pompous bragging.
A party is bad enough but you can leave the party. What if you have to work with these people? You better learn how to diffuse these people’s attitudes and put them in check or they will poison the entire organization fast.
A good leader wants self-confident people but not arrogant and you must know the difference between the two. Self-confidence is required for any kind of success in any part of life. Self-confident people will just roll their eyes at arrogant people.
Here’s how to identify arrogant people and their personality traits (if you didn’t already know):
- an arrogant person is self confidence that has become destructive
- self-image is overvalued and often untrue
- try to overcompensate for low internal image
- attempts to put on a show for others but it’s really an attempt to fool themselves
- very insecure
- very defensive and easily offended
- likes to toot their own horn
- doesn’t listen
- comes across as a know-it-all
- likes the sound of their own voice
- takes on challenges they can’t complete then bails
- doesn’t weigh risks
- demean others and talks down to them
- people hate them but rarely say anything
- regularly talk about nonsense trying to make people believe that they are important
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