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Can we have a discussion on "Arrogance", please.

  1. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    I've been giving it a lot of thought lately and have reviewed the implications both in a personal way as well as in business and world leadership.  Would love to hear everyone's views...

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't have time to discuss arrogance, I have many important things to do! wink

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Let me guess...

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Don't do it, it will be considered a personal attack!

          1. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I didn't say nuthin'!

      2. manlypoetryman profile image72
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Now...that's funny...I don't care who you are...that's funny right there.
        http://www.parade.com/export/sites/default/images/-v2/celebrity/slideshows/larry-the-cable-guy/larry3.jpg

        lol lol lol lol

    2. avangend profile image60
      avangendposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Confidence is the belief in the quality of one's own abilities.

      Arrogance is the belief in the quality of one's abilities being of a higher quality than someone else's, and being unafraid to tell you about it.

      Thus, confidence is the building block of arrogance.

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        blackorchidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well put, thanks

  2. Aya Katz profile image87
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    We already discussed it once...

  3. sooner than later profile image60
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    I'm the only one who would understand this conversation.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Now, that's arrogance, if I've ever seen it.lol

      I'm glad you think so highly of yourself and it's a pleasure to meet you.

      I'm not arrogant, but do come across fairly bluntly, so most of the time I "appear" to be. And, as we all know....appearances can be deceiving. smile

      1. sooner than later profile image60
        sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        pretty bad huh? haha.

  4. R.Edwards profile image79
    R.Edwardsposted 7 years ago

    ...will all the arrogant people please stand up? lol

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Like that would matter....you wouldn't be able to do a head count anyway?lol

  6. gym-fitness profile image59
    gym-fitnessposted 7 years ago

    i think there for i am too important to waste time discussing arrogance

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    personally, i don't think arrogance is  a nice quality, in my humble opinion.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Neither is stupidity, but society has taken a liken to it.lol

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    C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Are we discussing "Arrogance" by denotation or connotation?

    1. cally2 profile image62
      cally2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Who cares? Just keep up with the play.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If you want to play answer a question with a question....please go to the correct forum label....answer a question with a question.

        Otherwise, please stay on topic.

        1. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
          Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why does everyone hate the poor arrogant people?  Boo Hoo, it must because of our beliefs, don't they know we are better than everyone else??

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol

            1. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
              Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I am so please someone actually got that [not meant arrogantly]smile

            2. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
              Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Don't be so arrogant, we don't attack the good people in here we only dis' the jerks!

              1. Sexy jonty profile image61
                Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Founded a guy of being arrogant ...... I appreciate it if you believe "poor arrogant" ......

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I don't know.....I didn't setup the topic.

  10. dejajolie profile image60
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    I am assuming there was a point to all of this, but we know the trouble one gets into when 'assuming'.... arrogance and confidence there is such a thin line, really........

  11. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Arrogance is practiced at expense of others whereas confidence includes others, don't you think? big_smile

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      YES!
      Very well put wink I like that a lot

    2. The Rope profile image61
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      DS - what a perfect defination!

    3. oneputt profile image59
      oneputtposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Confidence is the acceptance of the  ONENESS of things. Arrogance is reserved for the  obtuse.

  12. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Arrogance is a false sense of security when one thinks they are better than another, either backed by wealth or education, which is used to harm society.

    Confidence is to know the difference of those among society and usually enables others to help people work through their troubles.

    Yes, there is a fine line.....and too many "idiots" step over that line, because they are arrogant, not confident.

    1. dejajolie profile image60
      dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL line, what line.....no limit!

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No limit?

        There is a line.....where over-confidence can lead to arrogance.

        That's usually when the "EGO" gets the better of rational judgement.

        1. dejajolie profile image60
          dejajolieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          oops that's what I meant as far as diff b'tween arrogance and confidence, The Arrogant sees no line.... they have no limit, I was agreeing with Cagsil

    2. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Action without experience, takes confidence to try it, and arrogance to feel it is right. Always, some get left out. Lines, many lines are crossed under the guise of Future History mis-calculated! or mis-concieved..?

  13. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
    Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago

    I agree with the defining differences that have already been addressed but to add to that...confidence is being in a place where you are not afraid to use what you know to help others without jamming it don their throats, the focus is on the other not on how much you know or do, and the arrogant side to that is when someone thinks they are so above it all they can use the others for their own advantage, because after all, it's their right!

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this
      1. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
        Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are right Caysil + Misha, some people haven't got a clue as to their own arrogance...

    2. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Of course !

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        Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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          Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's confidence when I do it - it's arrogance when anybody else does

  14. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Pretending that humans caused a climate change is highly arrogant on my books lol

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know Misha, obviously it was the cows!wink

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Is that a personal attack?

        1. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
          Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hee Hee yes a gas attack....smile

  15. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL smile

  16. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    Sorry “guys”, I was headed to a serious conversation.  I wonder if we realize the power that arrogance really has over our daily lives?  I believe it is the single biggest problem in the world today because I believe it's the root of most issues both personal and in the world.  It feeds our pride and keeps us from giving or accepting help with grace.  It feeds our judgmental tendencies not allowing us to use or build on each other's ideas but to push for our own desires.  No one seems to be immune from this phenomenon.  It causes more mistakes, more broken relationships, more lost time in the business world and more wars than any other single human trait.  I was just wondering if anyone else sees it as this big of an issue.

  17. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I do. It is probably the single biggest problem on an individual human being level. The worst thing about it the vast majority of people have no clue they are arrogant.

  18. Deborah-Lynn profile image80
    Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago

    Jes git er done!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol That's right, Deborah Lynn...Well Said!

  19. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Is it just me...or did I not read everyone else's reponses accurately enough....but by this point in time I think someone should've said..."Is'nt it arrogant to decide who is arrogant or not. Wouldn't you be making an arrogant assumption...to state who you think is arrogant or not?" hmm

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Phew. I'm trying to explain why you are wrong, but I can't wink
      I look at it from every angle, but I can't find any disagreement.

      If you consider "arrogant" to be a negative word, it's hard to apply it to yourself.

      Thanks for twisting my brain all around tongue lol

  20. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL As long as you count yourself among arrogant people, it would not be arrogance tongue

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      Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Dang, Misha, you spiked my cannon in advance!  Now how to I convince y'all of my overweening arrogance?

      Ah!  I know!

      It's my way or the highway!  lol

  21. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    If you flip the coin with "arrogance" on one side, you usually find that it says "inferiority" on the other side.

    1. The Rope profile image61
      The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      SA - does that include our world leaders - I think many of them are incredibly arrogant - your thoughts?

      1. sannyasinman profile image60
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It includes everybody. Also do you consider arrogance to be a fault - a negative quality? Because it is also said that
        "You don't see a fault in others unless you have it in yourself".

        1. The Rope profile image61
          The Ropeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I do see it in myself and I find it a very offensive trait of mine - that's one of the reasons I've been thinking about it a lot.  But at least to identify it, helps to learn from it.  Interestingly enough though as I delved into my own arrogance, I realized that we all have this "unspoken" trail and I realzied the impact it has on all of us - from the highest world leaders to the lowest of us "common folk".  I'm moving on to Dame Scribe's comment - seems like that's the place to analyze next to see what was true arrogance and what is confidence.

  22. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    There is a lot of good thought processes going on here - thanks!  I've been feeling lately that most of us are arrogant in our own lives - notwithstanding the arrogance of those who propose to lead us - either in our working lives or in our world.  I'm struggling to put a good spin on a bad concept - your humor and comments are really helping...

  23. Sexy jonty profile image61
    Sexy jontyposted 7 years ago

    It's just the behaviour of the person when they feel they are more important than other people, so they are rude to them or do not consider them.......

  24. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    If someone is smarter, stronger, better-looking, or has found something that has improved their lives, but is humble about it, they won't lord it over others but may gladly share what has helped them get where they are with others.

    It's arrogance when people think their superiority (real or imagined) in any particular area places them above the rules of common decency and entitles them to look down their noses at and insult others.

  25. retellect profile image81
    retellectposted 7 years ago

    Don't be arrogant Valerie! smile

  26. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    I have found that arrogant people are just a more subtle form of a bully.  They use their perceived superiority as a way to justify their abuse of others.

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well said! That is a very keen observation. I have not thought of it that way before but it really makes a lot of sense smile

    2. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      PrettyPanther--This is one of the best descriptions for arrogance that I have ever seen. smile

      I would so like to copy and paste this onto a political hub that I was just reading, lol....big_smile


      Tammy

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Speaking of arrogance, who can be more arrogant than the US congress? In spite of the overwhelming majority in opposition to their foolish health care bill they will pass it anyway, in the middle of the night under the cover of darkness nearly 3000 pages of new legislation they haven't read, a half trillion in new taxes, 106 new federal bureaucracies, a piece of legislation that doesn't meet any of the goals advanced for submitting it in thee first place and a law that is outside the constitutional authority granted to them!

    If this is arrogance, I don't know what is!

 
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