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Pretentious People

Updated on April 3, 2013

Pretentious People

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Pretentious people with small chubby fingers, saddlebag hips and lipless slit mouths honour themselves by wearing money like a badge. A graded placement in life somehow defines them as elite and worth more then humanity itself, is their belief. Deluded as they are, they reveal to us how ego can dismiss all acceptance of integrity.

Pretentious people have much to hide; deep-seated feelings of inadequacy and questionable worth plague their subconscious and motivate them to conceive a facade of superiority. How ironic they are, and obvious; I feel embarrassment for them in their detailed and predictable pretence.

Pretentious people find place through money or position, completely worthless attributes that in no way render class or importance. Their hollow souls in their search for self-worth disregard all value in people and life by existing in a superficial charade of ostentation. Their friendships are shallow and based on the same needs and drive, sharing their delusion and encouraging an endless war of competitiveness, jealousy and avarice.

Pretentious people are ugly on the inside, empty of thoughtful souls and eventually become ugly on the outside, giving them ever more reason to hide behind their perceived importance. I feel pity for them in their ignorance, wallowing in a state of rest, never learning or moving forward in life. Their only success comes from that which assists their self-deception: making money, success in business, befriending people of perceived importance or influence and acquiring objects of intrinsic and obvious value.

Pretentious people love within their capability as long as it doesn’t impinge on their life of delusion. Partners are accessories, children the quest of duplication, teaching them the art of pretention and judgement and to maintain their life of deluded superiority. Heritage and the history of money making are the foundations of a pretentious family.

Pretentious people are prone to flattery but unable to bring themselves to give it, as people rarely come up to their standards. Praise and wishes in conversation are always insincere as they cannot find anything in their hearts to share with anyone. Pretentious people are hollow like rotting logs, void of anything of substance and a shell in obvious degradation.

Pretentious people, because of their insincerity, rarely wander outside their class or their groups. They cannot be around normal people and having to eat, drink or shop around those beneath them is distasteful and abhorrent. They live in enclaves of pretentious houses with armed security and impenetrable walls to separate themselves from the lower classes. They become islands of separation, lost in their own world and unwilling to change anything.

Pretentious people are lost souls, self-deceived and sadly clinging to what they believe. Their ignorance prevents them from experiencing many joys of life, seeing little of the beauty that life and love can afford. Honesty is a lost concept that restricts their connections to people and inhibits their life experience. We all bare the responsibility for our choices and actions in life and the plight of the pretentious is of their hand. Still, I feel a great sadness for their viewpoint.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for dropping by, GoodFridayAuthor.

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      4 years ago

      At this point in time I am lucky enough not to have to hang around pretentious people if I don't choose to. They are too far beneath me. :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Delectable....mmm. I sense an artistic soul; my kind of people. Thanks for your interest, and I hope I can keep you on your toes. Enjoy.

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      6 years ago from atop a unicorn, vanquishing evildoers

      Mmm, loved this. It's an acidic dinner plate with sweet, trickling bits of innocence and idealism intermingled. Pretty delectable.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Kerby, for dropping by and your comment.

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      6 years ago

      The name is "psych dynamics", why people "do" what they "do". With's an infinity! Thanks for site, enjoyed.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      True Dr Mike, there is meaning and capability within us about everything. Balance is always the key. Most of these kinds of personality traits exist because of some inadequacy or imbalance. I see it less of judgement and more of observation, being facinated by how and why we express ourselves as we do. Judgement in that essence is seeking outwardly to understand.We are indeed interesting creatures. Thanks for your comment.

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      6 years ago from Sandpoint, Idaho

      it has been suggested there are approximately 2,620 main personality traits. since we are all human, we all have them all. as mentioned in your other posts, we express, and we repress. i get what you are saying and agree in your post, i also know that what we do not like in others is reflecting back to ourselves items within us we do not love. we are all pretentious in some form, even if it is highly repressed. when we love it for what it is as it is, then it ceases to exist and we find new things to "balance out". everything serves somehow.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Will, glad you liked it.

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      7 years ago

      You nailed this one. I agree with you completely here. Great job. Keep these interesting hubs coming


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