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Confident or Arrogant?




I often talk about blind spots and the importance of listening to others' input. How is feedback something I need to heed or dismiss? The answer lies in the effectiveness of the relationship. If I'm attracting others, things are likely fine. If I'm repelling them, I must check for my blind spots.

 

It also boils down to exuding confidence versus arrogance. Confidence and arrogance might seem similar at first glance, but they are worlds apart in essence and impact. Understanding the distinction is crucial for personal growth and healthy interactions.

 

Confidence stems from a genuine sense of self-assurance and self-worth. When I lead with confidence, I believe in my abilities without needing validation from others. I am comfortable in my skin, open to feedback, and willing to acknowledge mistakes. This humility allows me to grow and learn continuously. Confidence is attractive because it inspires trust and respect. When I'm confident, I exude a positive energy that encourages collaboration and fosters positive relationships.

 

Conversely, arrogance is rooted in insecurity and a desire to appear superior. Springing from arrogance, I overestimate my abilities and dismiss the contributions of others. I seek constant validation and fear of being seen as flawed or inferior. This attitude can alienate colleagues and friends, as arrogance often manifests as condescension or dismissiveness. Rather than building others up, arrogant people tend to put others down to feel better about themselves.

 

The key differences between the two can be seen in behavior and mindset. A confident person celebrates others' successes and is not threatened by them. They listen actively and appreciate different perspectives. In contrast, an arrogant person sees others' achievements as competition and struggles to accept differing viewpoints. They dominate conversations and rarely show genuine interest in others.

 

In essence, confidence builds bridges, while arrogance builds walls. Striving for confidence means embracing vulnerability, continuous learning, and mutual respect. It's about knowing your worth without diminishing the value of others.

 

How about you? Are you confident or arrogant?

 

Watch for the blind spots.




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