What is the definition of arrogance?  Let us take a look at the Webster Dictionary to find out.

Arrogance-1.  having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities

Daily Wisdom Word Definition of Arrogance-1.  An attitude one carries off of one’s self inflation with one’s own qualities or abilities.

Arrogance is not an attractive quality in an individual.  The opposite of arrogance in my mind is humility which is one of the most attractive qualities a man or woman can have in their list of personality traits.  Arrogance can even be obnoxious, but when you look behind the quality itself, it is a sign of insecurity.

Why would someone have to blow out of proportion their good qualities?  Why do they have to talk about them at all?  Isn’t showing them rather than telling them to another, and just being yourself enough?  When we were growing up, my brother had a friend who was arrogant.  He drove the brightest red car I had ever seen anyone drive, and he was the first to tell you about it whether you asked or not.  The same was true of his good qualities.   Before you could even notice them, he was pointing them out for you, and it made him look and seem exaggerated and important, or so he thought.

I was around eleven at the time and I remember thinking to myself, “he must be insecure”.  As the years have gone by, and I am now an adult or supposed to be, I see how right I was.  I know now that the people for the most part in this world that do have something to brag about are the most humble.  They don’t need to exaggerate their sense of self worth.  It speaks for itself.  As far as the material things they have, they are usually the last to share it with anyone because they care about others feelings and wouldn’t want to make them feel less important in any way.

Humility is usually the most attractive quality you find in these individuals because they are not just financially successful, they are emotionally and mentally successful and know by sharing with others what they do have would make the other party uncomfortable and they care about how they make others feel and it embarrasses them anyway to brag about who they are.

Thank you for reading about arrogance today.  I would love it if you would share your thoughts on arrogance, or a poem or quote about arrogance at the bottom of this page where it says “join the discussion”, and would be greatly appreciative.  Have a beautiful and blessed day.

Samantha LeBoeuf/DWW

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Shirley Satterfield (@shirleymandelsatterfield)
2 years ago

Thank you for this important article. I’ll remember this the next time I get tempted to get impatient in line at Walmart. And I’ll have more compassion for the next rude person that crosses my path. I called a local newspaper recently for contact information in order to address a letter to the editor and the reporter who answered the phone curtly told me he didn’t have time for me and hung up on me. I was plenty mad until I found out that the editor was his mother and she had recently died. Pride is the flip side of… Read more »

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