Spotting Arrogance

Arrogance is something people seem to want to avoid. It’s not really socially acceptable. It’s so aversive, people tend say the thing everyone wants to hear from humble people. People are so afraid of being labeled as arrogant, that they feign humility in hopes of convincing the world that they are the type of humble that is expected. True arrogance, however, is an overconfidence that causes us to underestimate the effort required to succeed. The funny thing is that most people who lose do so because of an arrogance that prohibited the proper preparation to succeed. At least they looked humble while they were losing…even though it was an arrogant attitude that caused the loss.

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