I'm writing an article about the seven writing trolls. All of them end in -y, e.g. Cocky, but I"m struggling with one, ie the writer who is unwilling/unable to empathise with the reader and focuses instead on themselves.
having or showing the insulting attitude of people who think that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people
It implies more distance than mere "pride," but if you still think that's too close to Cocky, there are two that perhaps imply slightly more distance between the two parties:
1: looking down the nose : showing disdain
2: characterized by snobbery
: putting on or marked by airs of superiority