To be on the spectrum of the narcissist personality disorder, people would need at least five on the nine characteristics—one of those being Arrogant and Haughty behaviour.
The others are:-
- A sense of entitlement.
- Lack of empathy.
- Preoccupation with their ideal.
- Requires excessive attention.
- Believe they are special.
When it comes to arrogance, sometimes we can mistake this as confidence, and we can quickly be drawn in by their magnetic charm.
One thing we need to look out for to avoid getting in too deep with narcissists in the future, is those larger than life characters full of charisma and charm, only how do we know the difference between confidence and arrogance?
Confidence is a feeling of self-awareness within their own abilities a willingness to raise others up, help others out, be happy for other people, often humble and kind, standing in their own truth without having to belittle others because they differ. Acceptance of one’s abilities, as well as weaknesses, mistakes, flaws.
Arrogance is someone who is unpleasantly proud of who they are, can act superior to others or come across as impolite, offensive, as they believe they know more than those around them, they’re the most important person in the room.
Haughty is someone who blatantly proud of showing an attitude that they are better than others, whatever that personal attitude is to the individual narcissist. Acts as they are above others, vain, has to own the best home that they can afford or exploit from another, or the best clothes while talking badly of those around them.
Reds flags of arrogance are.
- Someone is trying to prove themselves superior to others.
- Unpleasantly proud of themselves, often putting others down, to raise themselves up.
- Can not see their weaknesses.
- Can not see their own mistakes.
- Refusal to admit fault.
- Regularly breaks agreements.
- Rarely to never saying sorry. “I’m sorry you.”
- Flaunts success.
- Argumentative with others, yet blames others for the argument.
- Complains when things don’t go their way.
- Pushy and loud.
- Always wants to be in control very demanding.
- Points out others flaws.
- Averse to criticism.
- Always puts their needs before others.
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