An arrogant and self righteous person


believes they are always right,


better, smarter, or more important than other people.



Self -pride harms only the proud.


Arrogance due to overbearing pride


brings contempt for others.



An arrogant person is often rude


and very fond of offending others.


They cannot take abuse,


but can be abusive and very condescending to others.



They have a sense of self importance


that overshadows their ability 


to comprehend any variation of their own argument...


let alone any overriding counter argument of any sort.



For this reason arrogance can be described as


a form of delusion.


Definition of Arrogance:


An insulting way of thinking or behaving 

that comes from believing that you are better, 

smarter, or more important 

than other people. 

Definition for 


Self-righteousness


(also called sanctimoniousness,


sententiousness, 


and holier-than-thou attitudes):


A feeling or display of 


(usually smug) moral superiority


derived from a sense that one's beliefs,


actions, or affiliations 


are of greater virtue


than those of the average person.

They can have or show an exaggerated opinion


of their own importance,


merit, ability, etc.


They can be conceited and overbearingly proud. 

If we treat people we consider to be "sinners" with scorn,


or think we are better than they are,


we are guilty of the sin of self-righteousness.


Biblically speaking, self-righteousness 


is the idea that we can somehow 


generate within ourselves a righteousness


that will be acceptable to God.

Jesus told a parable about certain people who


“Trusted in themselves that they were righteous


and viewed others with contempt”


 (Luke 18).


Jesus referred to two men going up to the temple


 to pray —


the one a Pharisee, the other a tax-collector.


The Pharisee began by thanking God


that he was not like the sinners of society


and then went on to recite his own notable virtues.



The tax-collector stood at a distance with downcast eyes,


pleading for God’s mercy and identifying himself


 as a sinner.



The conclusion?


The admitted sinner was accepted before God


and the self-righteous Pharisee 


found no approval with God.


None can be righteous


on the basis of their own behavior.

Self-righteous individuals


are piously sure of their own righteousness.


They exhibit pious self-assurance


showing an exaggerated awareness


of their own virtuousness and righteousness


and are often intolerant of the opinions 


and behaviors of others.


This kind of arrogance is sometimes used


as a coping mechanism for people


 who are secretly insecure.


Their insecurity is disguised as confidence,


self-worth, or self-importance.

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