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Mar 11, 2019 08:42:46

Arrogance and Confidence

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Haider Al-Mosawi

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Confident people often struggle to distinguish between arrogance and confidence. They fail to identify the threshold when confidence turns into arrogance, which makes them act apprehensive and can often inhibit their confidence.

The challenge with finding the threshold is that it relies heavily on other people's perception of you, which also means that you're not only dealing with your own actions and behaviors but people's judgement of themselves. The truth is, we often use ourselves as the benchmark in judging other people's actions, and those with an inferiority complex, or recognize weaknesses and shortcomings in themselves, can be critical of those who do not exhibit the weaknesses they have.

Confident people come across as arrogant to those lacking in confidence.

There is a possible remedy to this: always be respectful and make others feel better about themselves.

Arrogant individuals want to hog attention and try to look better than others.

Confident people are happy with themselves, don't need to compare themselves to others, and don't need to put others down to feel better about themselves.

And as long as you give others space to express themselves, show support, and remain respectful, people will have no reason to assume you're being arrogant.

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    @haideralmosawi An interesting read! I've often had discussions on this topic with close friends and family! It is a very fine distinction indeed! The point that you made about confident people not needing to compare themselves to others to feel better really resonates with me. Thanks for posting about it!

    Farha Lina avatar Farha Lina | Mar 11, 2019 19:35:24
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      @linalohaaa I'm happy to know it resonated with you! :D I see a lot of good and confident people struggle with this issue because they don't want to lose the good side of their personality by becoming arrogant. :)

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | Mar 11, 2019 22:52:16
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