What is Arrogance?

Arrogance is the feeling of superiority that an individual develops in relation to others, based on the false belief that he deserves greater privileges or concessions than the rest. The word, as such, comes from the Latin arrogantia.

Arrogance is a defect of character that consists in being arrogant, presumptuous, arrogant or arrogant.

For psychology, arrogance arises as a consequence of the need to feed or protect a fragile ego. In this way, it works as a compensation mechanism in which the arrogant person disguises their lack of self-esteem of superiority.

An arrogant person has, in short, a slightly inflated image of himself: he thinks he is better than others, thinks that he can run over or mistreat others because of the rights attributed to him. But he is wrong: others will simply see him as a heavy person at best, and despicable, at worst.

Arrogance should not be confused with the idea of ​​self-esteem. Having high self-esteem is healthy, because it relates to the value we have of ourselves, with self-esteem.

Arrogance, on the other hand, implies a distorted image of ourselves, and the creation of an elevated ego to compensate for our lack of self-esteem.

Arrogance, for example, manifests itself when someone does not let others express their opinion in a meeting, but always wants to impose their point of view, even though they might be ignoring issues relevant to the discussion, but they are not able to realize

It is arrogant to think that money is enough to get the things we want in this life, because money by itself has no value in the face of love, friendship, beauty and happiness.

Synonyms of arrogance are arrogance, arrogance, pride, conceit, pride, contempt, disdain; boasting, petulance, presumption. Antonyms would be humility, modesty, simplicity.

In English, arrogance can be translated as arrogance. For example: “The arrogance of power“.