1. overbearing, unwarranted or exaggerated importance, worth or stature
  2. foolishly believing that everyone is inferior to you, looks up to you, and should bow down to your graces; a false sense of pride
  3. blatantly and disdainfully proud

Arrogance - a strange disease that makes everyone sick, except for the person who has it.

"Some people approach every problem with an open mouth."
Adlai E. Stevenson

Arrogance is weakness disguised as strength.

Confidence smiles.
Arrogance smirks.

"Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow."
William Pollard

Unless your name is GOOGLE stop acting like you know everything. 

"Arrogance interferes with our main purpose in life… becoming a better person."

  1. "I wish you were as good as me… wait, no, I don't wish that at all. Besides, you would never make it."
  2. "If only you knew how much better I am than you are."
  3. "You have done nothing compared to me."
  4. "If only you knew a quarter of what I know."
  5. "Your life is not as important as mine."
You are bloated with your self image and are compelled to put everyone down who is around you. You think you are special and should be treated that way.


  1. You think that you are better than everyone else and are smug about it. You think you are great, everyone else thinks you are an asshole.
  2. You puff yourself up, make yourself feel bigger, self-righteous and justified at the cost of belittling others.
  3. Even if you are better than everyone else, your arrogant attitude diminishes your overall value.
  4. You don't see other people's importance or contributions and you're blind to how much you hurt them.
  5. You're exaggerating your self-importance because you're insecure. You're afraid of not being important.


  1. Get over yourself. Stop trying to impress people with how important you are.
  2. It's not about you. Valuing others is more important than blowing your own horn.
  3. Verbally acknowledge others. Identify the value that others bring.
  4. Rather than focus on what people can do for you, focus on how you can care for them.
  5. Whoever comes into your awareness, make them feel valuable.
  6. Develop humbleness. See yourself as part of the greater good, rather than the only thing that is good.




© 2016 Jim Peal