Arrogance is defined as thinking that you are superior to others and that you are in some way special. It is an insult to be called arrogant by those around you, but often people mistake arrogance for confidence.
Chris was a new stockbroker, he wasn’t a big producer but he was certainly trying to become one. He bought an expensive suit to wear to work and he was trying to project a new air of confidence. Things were going well at work for Chris but his mom thought he was getting a little big for his britches, she believed that he was becoming arrogant. Chris was trying to and act as if, to possess the quality of confidence before he even had it.
You certainly cannot control what other people of think of you, people have their own perceptions. Don’t twist yourself into a pretzel trying to please all the people in your life, 30 percent of the people will love you, thirty will hate you and thirty percent won’t care.
When you are going through a growth stage in your life, not everyone is going to appreciate the new confident you.
If you get told off for being arrogant, you can use one of our clever comebacks below.