After a couple months, to everyone’s surprise, he started behaving very arrogantly. His arrogance was primarily directed toward his juniors whom he used to treat very kindly before.
|An arrogant person thinks that his ideas, opinions, and beliefs are better than the others|
If you’re an arrogant person then following are the possible reasons that may be causing your arrogance…
It’s because our subconscious mind is always comparing our life with our peers in order to measure our progress in the things that matter to us.
Maybe they’re trying, maybe they’re much better than you in a lot of other things, and maybe they don’t even care about making the type of achievements that you have made.
Since you already know you’re inferior, you’re worried that others will find out about it and as a result, they won’t accept you. You’re so sure that they’ll reject you that you show rejection first- before they get a chance to show it to you and hurt you.
This way, you’re able to protect your ego because even if they rejected you later you can say that you never really cared about their acceptance and never really thought much of them because you had already rejected them! The truth, however, is that you cared a lot about their approval and were afraid of their rejection.
This is the reason why a lot of people tend to behave arrogantly with strangers or with people they barely know. Friends and family members accept you, you know that. But who knows how a stranger might respond? Let’s reject them before they can get the opportunity to reject us!
It’s so common to notice arrogant people approaching others with a frown or with a weird expression- just to show that they don’t care.
3) You want attention
This is true for those people who learned that being arrogant resulted in them receiving a lot of attention in the past and that’s why they became motivated to continue this behavior. As soon as they find that their arrogance no longer brings them attention, they’ll drop this behavior.
So he decided to become arrogant- not toward his seniors but toward his juniors. He knew that showing arrogance to his seniors would actually mean fooling himself because they didn’t care anyway. So he focused on the innocent juniors who sort of cared about his approval. By treating them badly, Jim regained his self-worth and felt good about himself again.
Hanan Parvez (M.B.A., M.A. Psychology) has written 300+ articles at www.psychmechanics.com, a blog with over 3 million views and 100k monthly visitors. His work has been featured on Forbes, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest, and Entrepreneur.