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How to respond if someone calls you arrogant

Clever replies if someone calls you arrogant

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.


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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.

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I'm not arrogant or patronizing. I am condescending, I am sure you will be able to figure that out.
I'm not arrogant, I am just better than you.
Do not act like you are not impressed.
I would like to see your point of view but I can not get my head that far up my ass.

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  1. If a person has an IQ of 171, and he/she gets easily annoyed at people around him/her who have an average intelligence, is that called arrogance? What if an arrogant person is perfectly willing to accept any challenge put forth, simply because he/she enjoys proving their own superiority? Just as readily, on a physical level, a truly superior person would gladly accept being attacked by 2 or 3 average people, and would enjoy defeating them all. Knowing you are superior, and are willing to prove it when challenged. Unlike the faker, who says he/she is better, but will avoid a challenge. What if it’s not simply arrogance, but the truth? Not everyone believes that humans are created equal. If you doubt that, try doing the work of Tesla, Einstein or Hawking and see how it works out for the average joe schmoe, or try lifting 1100 pounds off the ground like the strongest man in the world does. No matter how hard they try, the average human could never achieve those goals. They are simply not good enough.

    1. Even some of the smartest people in the world don’t look down on those different to them. Intelligence is a difficult thing to deal with in the first place. Stephen Hawking famously said that ‘people who boast about their IQ are losers’. It is largely based on environmental factors so isn’t really something you should feel gassed about anyway, you should be grateful instead. It’s possible to be aware that you are smarter, stronger etc. than other people without being arrogant or looking down on them because of it. Remind yourself that you had the opportunities to become what you are today and other people didn’t, remind yourself that just like you are better than people in some ways they are better than you in other ways, we all have our own strengths and weaknesses and being arrogant about them only brings more havoc into the world.

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