There are many people who assert arrogance with the intention of taking a position of power regardless of their environment. If you have found yourself or others around you adopting arrogant behavior and demeaning intentions it's important to become aware of how it can shape meaningful relationships.
What is the reason behind arrogance? Is the behavior to embarrass others or validate one's self? How arrogance is formed cannot always be pinpointed. There are some people who adopt this behavior due to their luck, intelligence, career or physical appearance. There is some arrogance that can even cause a person to develop hobbies associated with their new attitude. Whether or not it is based off of a real quality - it can lead to unhealthy assumptions. The person may attract both enemies and admirers depending on how others respond to their behavior. Identifying how this has changed your personality might take self-reflection in counseling from a therapist who can help you identify with where the superiority comes from. With awareness you'll learn how it is changing the interactions you have with people who care for you deeply.
When Arrogance Harms Someone
If an imbalance of superiority increases it can turn into something that weakens your overall happiness. By choosing to live within your own world of self-importance it might build a protective barrier and cause isolation over time. Unfortunately, this is one of the best ways to eliminate friends and modest traits that may have made a relationship with you satisfying to others. There are some who mask their insecurities and self-esteem by adopting arrogance. If you do have an inherent fear of rejection it might cause you to blanket your feelings and use defense mannerisms to protect yourself. This attitude can cause many people to have a difficult time when they are dealing with criticism. They may be unable to have appreciation toward others who act as a support system. Arrogance can lead to sharp remarks and even aggressive behavior depending on the severity of it.
How Arrogance Affects Other Relationships
There are many partners in a relationship who mistake an arrogant expression with self confidence. Confidence is healthy and it does not seek the destruction of others. A partner can push the opinions of their loved one away, act manipulatively or deceptive and assume that their way of doing things is the only right answer. Arrogance can cause anger in a relationship and it can be used to control loved ones. During the relationship it can be difficult for the other person to know how to deal with this trait. If you are confronted with a partner who has adopted this attitude it's important that they are first aware of the change. Approaching them with your concern in an assertive manner might help them see that how they are acting and why it is taking away from your happiness. When someone builds this personality trait they tend to absorb their own greatness. They may feel superior to others and have a pride that manifests itself into a new behavior. Superiority can prevent you from seeing the good in others which in turn disables a lot of opportunities to bond diversely. Whether or not the behavior is a defense mechanism or an assumption toward one's own ability, it is a negative trait that might isolate you from people who may have been appreciative of the relationship at one moment in time.
How Therapy Can Help
Arrogance has the potential to keep you from gaining a trusted support system. With a sense of humility we can learn how to open and connect with trusting individuals regardless of what they have to offer. The counselor will show you why this behavior is damaging to other people and toward yourself. It can be a self-inflicted attitude that makes others think negatively of you; others might separate themselves from your presence altogether. If too many relationships are ruined as a result of this arrogance it can cause isolation and aggression. With the help of a therapist you can adopt a new state of mind and balance as you balance confidence with modesty.
By turning to therapy to eliminate this attitude we can learn how to become aware of our conversation when we are alone and with others. It's common that arrogance pushes us to interrupt conversations or talk about ourselves excessively. Counseling will teach us how to notice these reactions and why modesty is necessary. When positive affirmations are combined with visualization it can help you change your attitude and responses toward others. During therapy you can understand the importance of humility and do so through the reinforcement of positive statements. By learning that we can get the same effects and achieve similar goals with a sense of modestly, it will help us change our behavior and become someone who is not only capable of achieving goals but helping others.
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