People frequently call me "prideful", and "arrogant." This is problematic. I'm easily the best guy in the world: 1/3 of America is as dumb as a fence post. On any scale I'm ranked on, I'm hot shit.

But, in every other application of pride the tendency towards being offended is connoted. Is that an element of pride and arrogance? For instance, someone acts spiteful to Bob and Bob refused to ever talk to the person again because his sense of pride has been offended. What term would you use to describe someone who was excessively "arrogant", but not capable of being offended by others?

I'd put on a hat that would mark me as the neighborhood dunce if I meant I didn't have to work again, and would win the heart of Ms. Right. If pride means you're always averse to being offended by others, can a true consequentialist also be prideful? Or can someone who is prideful be self-deprecating?

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  • This is way broader than English Language, including psychology and others. – DJClayworth Nov 30 '15 at 0:23
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    I don't use a term for excessive arrogance anymore. I just use the url to your website. – deadrat Nov 30 '15 at 0:44
  • @deadrat sure, spread it around. When I get it back up, it'll be the best website on the internets. – Evan Carroll Nov 30 '15 at 0:50
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    Maybe try Bigheaded. It does not have the same connotations of "pride" that imply that you are easily offended. – AHuman Nov 30 '15 at 5:51
  • That's perfect, @AHuman – Evan Carroll Nov 30 '15 at 6:04

What do you call a sense of pride without the fickleness?

Probably an acute case of over-estimation of your own worth, without any room for argument.

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