For most of my life I have struggled with persons whom believe they are better than others; especially those in my family. I find no rationale or excuse for not being appreciative of others and respectful toward them. Hanan Parvez notes in his article, “Understanding the psychology of an arrogant person, “an arrogant person is the one who acts as if he is superior, more worthy and more important than the others. Therefore, he puts others down and even disrespects them.
At the same time, he wants to be admired and respected. He wants to be ‘appreciated’ for all the great things that he has done and all the special qualities that he has. Know that just because you did something great doesn’t mean that you’re a super-human.You have some weak points too and you know it.
Know that others are not less worthy than you just because they never did what you were able to do. I could go on and on giving reasons but the point is- you have no reason to be arrogant and think that others are less worthy than you even if you did something remarkable.” When I’m treated with such disrespect and haughtiness, I recall, NIV Proverbs 16:18 “pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.