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:
(also called sanctimoniousness,
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”
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 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.
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.