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 


(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”

 (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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