This is an interesting subject. Working for a series of high
caliber store dealers, I see characteristics of arrogance they
possess. I think it's from their need to present the presence
of authority and often to show that they are a big step above
their subordinates. It's also bragging rights about what
people accomplish over others, but in a way to also show
they have more or are better. Human nature, I suppose.
If they are less confident, often arrogance rears it's head,
Because of a sense of neediness.
Most times confidence just shows when a person want others
to know that they know what they are doing. Sometimes
confident people don't know what they are doing, but still
give that impression.
I've always been a big believer that a person's best qualities should be self-evident -- meaning they don't have to point them out to others. Confident people quietly believe in themselves and don't have a continual need to tell others how confident, skilled or talented they are.
As Tom and DIM both said in so many words, confidence is as confidence does. Big talkers are arrogant.
making undue claims in an overbearing manner; that species of pride which consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or importance of the person to an undue degree; proud contempt of others; lordliness; haughtiness; self-assumption; presumption.
a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.
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