Is there a good word for someone who shows contempt for others? Especially when it's a pattern, and anyone who threatens that person's self esteem is held in contempt?
The first thought that comes to mind is, Person X is a contemptuous person. But the word "contemptuous" is a little unwieldy. If you're trying to sum up this attitude neatly in a single word or phrase, it doesn't seem to suffice.