The difference between confidence and arrogance…

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The difference between confidence and arrogance…

The difference between confidence and arrogance… 

There is a thin line between confidence and arrogance. Both of them, can sometimes look similar, but are completely different from each other.

Let’s try to find out the difference through this post.

Confidence can sometimes be mistaken for arrogance in everyday life. There is a fine line between the two despite the fact that they are completely different. Confidence is an important trait to have but on the other hand arrogance isn’t. So how does someone find the balance between the two…?

  • An arrogant person only feels smart if someone else feels stupid. Their sense of themselves depends on thinking less of someone else. They insist on correcting other people’s grammar or showing them their flaws, as it’s the only way they can feel an approximation of confidence. Arrogance is about intent: it’s when ability is used to look down on others.
  • A confident person feels competent from the inside out. They use their talents to genuinely try to be of use, or to succeed at the task at hand. They might seek external validation, but they don’t depend on it to define their sense of their ability or nature.

In many cases an arrogant person may have more skill than a confident person, but the confident person will tend to use whatever abilities they have with more calm control than an arrogant person can.

Being the best version of yourself does not mean that you are the best in the world, the moment you think that, your self-confidence turns into arrogance. It can be disastrous for your growth and adversely hamper you. It may become the biggest reason for your downfall. So, constantly upgrade, learn and grow and try to avoid the monster named arrogance.

Dalai Lama once said, “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”

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