The Arrogance Of Those Who Think They’re Better Than You

Some just come across as being smug and narcissistic, but are they really any better, the consensus being they’re not. It’s the condescending attitude, the air of arrogance being projected, assuming they’re simply just more superior than everyone.

The reason its found, is they’re usually masking low self-esteem issues, and don’t even realize it.

There’s no one definition on why some come across this way, as the superiority they project doesn’t make them very likeable.

Only they know the reasons why they display this behaviour, why they feel this entitlement.

I’m Better Than You

They believe they’re just better than everyone else, you and I, mere mortals.

What they perceive is they have superior social status over others, which plays a role in they thinking this way.

But most are born in the same environment, the same economic welfare, the same level of human values, so they’re not much different.

What they do is attempt to turn blood into stone, as they ignore any form of empathy or gratitude, severing ties.

They’ve perhaps struck gold or may have become wealthy, but what they can’t escape is their roots.

As they grow older, they express their sense of privilege, thinking they deserve specialized treatment.

Where It All Begin

When did this feeling of superiority, thinking they’re better than others begin. At what point in their lives was it activated. What was the trigger.

At school, what we do is form friendships, and along with that comes the inevitable “tags” which develops around our group of friends.

What also develops is the tendency to treat others as “outsiders” from this friendship group, branding them as being inferior to them, even if the divisions are arbitrary.

Also, if their work colleagues happens to live in the wrong neighbourhood, they may see and treat them as being inferior to them.

Although there’s no rationale for this, what they do is begin developing a “tribe” mentality, one they find difficult to shake off.

The Arrogant Divide

With these feelings of superiority, they find it important to distinguish and separate themselves from others.

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They also classify themselves being better based on just visual clues. They’ll instant judge others as being inferior because of how they look or dress.

What they’ll do is fuel this superiority by engaging in conspicuous consumption, flaunting, needing to have an admiring and envious audience, showing them they are better.

Dealing With Those Who Feel Entitled

Don’t Agree With Their Act

For those who feel superior, what they want is for you to agree with them, thinking you’re in fact inferior to them.

There’s no point in granting this to them since it’s hollow, because all you’re doing is reinforcing the notion there’s a divide, making them believe they actually are better than you.

Instead, don’t respond, ignore their attempts to provoke or impress you, even if they get angry, which is their weapon.

This includes not complimenting them on their expensive car, designer duds, or the top of the line smartphone. Don’t stroke their ego any further.

Just avoid the traps, learn to turn your back to their flaunting display of their status, then they’ll begin taking less pleasure at showing them off.

Know Where The Entitlement Comes From

It’s known despite all of their accomplishments, those who feel they are better than you, harbour deep feelings of low self-esteem and insecurity.

They need to constantly prove to themselves and others they’re better than you, over and over again until nauseam.

They can’t help but talk obsessively about how great they are, in grandeur terms, while appearing to be putting you down, for a lack of refinement or accomplishments, which becomes annoying.

Those who have empathy wouldn’t feel the need to point out how accomplished they are, that they know everything and have everything, while openly implying, criticizing you and others.

Avoid Acting Inferior

Never be drawn into their web of making you feel inferior. They’ll attempt to lure you down this path by they flaunting and flashing.

The first words usually coming out of their mouths is “I” or “me,” in their daily quest to remind you they’re better than you.

There’s also no point attempting to emulate them, or comply with their fake higher status and footprint they exclaim.

Take More Pride In Yourself

Know they may not even be trying to be more superior than you, they just come across that way without realizing it.

If you’re beginning to make changes, sacrifices, in the attempts to keep up with them, all you’re doing is burying yourself deeper into emotional debt.

The biggest trap, the reason why it’s effective is because it triggers the feelings of envy and inadequacy within you.

Instead, take some pride in the qualities you have as an individual, then you’ll begin feeling less envious.

When it comes to workplace or social envy, most think their social standing is constantly being challenged.

Once this is avoided, by not allowing yourself to be drawn into these traps, you won’t feel as threatened and the envy won’t materialize.

Separating The Present From The Past

Those who feel inferior will often take their past insecurities, and then project them to their current life.

So someone who appears to be acting superior, may actually have no intentions of the sort.

But what the situation activates are your own past experiences, when you felt inferior, usually stemming from your childhood.

The envy you feel is a carryover rather than what’s happening in the present moment.

Once you find there’s no reason to feel inferior or envious, then the person you may of thought was superior, really has no reason to put you down.

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