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Last week we examined the difference between self-esteem and confidence, why introverts can be just as confident as extroverts, the benefits of confidence, we dispelled the stereotypes of what it is to be truly confident and explored what genuine confidence looks like. This week we examine the difference between confidence and arrogance and explore how to develop external confidence as a means to encourage internal confidence in the long term.


Difference between confidence and arrogance


Often confidence and arrogance are thought to be close relatives however there are several key differences.


Whilst confident people acknowledge that there are those more capable and gifted than themselves, they also realize that this doesn’t diminish what they can offer. In contrast, arrogant people believe that they are superior in their abilities to almost everyone, with any indication to the contrary considered very threatening.