The Difference Between Self Esteem and Arrogance

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Most people do not understand the difference between self-esteem and arrogance. A person who has high self-esteem is comfortable in his own skin; he believes he is the best he can be. On the other hand, an arrogant person believes they are better than everyone else; they regard themselves with eminence. Many people in and around the world today have high self-esteem; maybe some have a little higher than they should. People think they are more talented, entertaining, and better looking than they actually are. People who believe they are too smart, good-looking and talented are those who are considered arrogant. It is never a good thing to have a too-high self-esteem or to be haughty; people should realize their strengths and weaknesses and be okay with who they are.

Everyone knows someone, or has merely seen someone walking down the street with a skyrocketing self-esteem. Many people do not realize that they cannot change who they are, so they decide to change their view of themselves. People contort their self-image so drastically that they actually believe their view to be true. You may log onto Facebook, and see some of the pictures females, or even some males take and feel the need to show the rest of the Internet. A not-so-attractive female might post a picture to the website with so much make-up on, she could pass for a clown at the circus. A male might take a picture with his shirt off, trying to show off his barely-there abs. You might even be walking down the street, seeing someone who is overweight, but he or she seems to be oblivious to the fact that their clothes are about to give way. We all have that one friend who cracks jokes and only receives a few sympathy chuckles. Human beings need to realize that it is perfectly fine to be comfortable in your own skin, as long as you are not trying to be something or someone you are not.

Arrogance is quite different from self-esteem. Take high school for example: there are cliques everywhere you turn....
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