Meaning of Arrogance
What is Arrogance:
Arrogance is the feeling of superiority that an individual develops in relation to others, based on the false belief that he deserves greater privileges or concessions than the rest. The word, as such, comes from Latin arrogantia.
Arrogance is a character flaw that consists in being arrogant, presumptuous, overbearing, or arrogant.
For psychology, arrogance arises as a consequence of the need to feed or protect a fragile ego. In this way, it works as a compensation mechanism in which the arrogant person disguises his lack of self-esteem as superiority.
See also What is the Ego?
In short, an arrogant person has a slightly inflated image of himself: he thinks he is better than others, he thinks that he can run over or mistreat others due to the rights he attributes to himself. But you are wrong: others will simply see you as heavy at best, and despicable at worst.
Arrogance should not be confused with the idea of self-worth. Having a high self-esteem is healthy, as it is related to the value we have of ourselves, with self-love.
See also Self-esteem.
Arrogance, on the other hand, supposes a distorted image of ourselves, and the creation of a high ego to compensate for our lack of self-esteem.
Arrogance, for example, is manifested when someone does not let others express their opinion in a meeting, but always wants to impose their point of view, although they could be overlooking relevant issues for the discussion, but is not able to realize.
It is arrogance to think that money is enough to get the things we want in this life, because money by itself has no value compared to love, friendship, beauty and happiness.
Synonyms of arrogance are arrogance, arrogance, haughtiness, conceit, pride, contempt, disdain; boastfulness, smugness, presumption. Antonyms would be humility, modesty, simplicity.
In English, arrogance can be translated as arrogance. For instance: "The arrogance of power”(The arrogance of power).