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Is there a way to be arrogant but not self-centered?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26821points) January 11th, 2015

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Something used to tell me: modesty is the best way to show yor arrogance.

kritiper's avatar

Not in my opinion.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not arrogant, per se. But you can be confident and not self centered.

zenvelo's avatar

No, because arrogance is an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance.

livelaughlove21's avatar

No. They’re pretty much synonyms.

Zaku's avatar

Unless you mean arrogance towards everyone other than you, I would suppose so. You could decide you belong to some group that is superior, be altruistic and compassionate towards those in your group, and only look down on those not in your superior group.

Particularly if you’ve been indoctrinated by a society so that you actually believe you’re superior to one or more other groups, it might not be that you’re self-centered per se, but you might well be arrogant, or at least act arrogantly, towards certain others.

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