It is important in any career to be confident in your job, skills, and abilities , and more importantly, in yourself. However, there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. If you see a few of the traits below in yourself, take it as an opportunity to change your behaviour; it could lead to a promotion and much better relationships with people at work. Or you might notice these traits in others and be able to approach them in a different way, improving your relationship with them by being open and honest. Always needing to feel above everyone else, arrogant people go out of their way to put others down so that they feel better about themselves. Arrogant people will try to act like your boss, rather than a leader or team player.
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The Difference Between Confidence & Arrogance Is In Body Language, According To Science
Confidence is sometimes mistaken for arrogance in a negotiation as well as everyday life. There is a fine line between the two in spite of the fact that they are actually polar opposites; much like a magnet with a positive and negative pole, arrogance and confidence can be viewed in the same respect. Crossing that fine line or giving the appearance of crossing it can be detrimental in a negotiation or in a variety of other professional and personal situations. Just like beauty, arrogance versus confidence is sometimes in the eye of the beholder; it can also be a very culturally sensitive matter.
Both arrogant and confident people entail a strong belief in their own abilities. Those with confidence can easily overcome fears and uncertainty. Moreover, they have a positive and optimistic vision that makes them strong and admirable. Sometimes over-confidence turns into arrogance and it is a big weakness. Arrogant people usually view themselves as superior and never admit their mistakes.