What is the difference between these two? I would say that ego at first, but is that all? How can a confident person show confidence without being interpreted as arrogant?
Since I mentioned ego, I’d like to deep dive in this. In my opinion, a confident person knows his/hers limitations and this will allow that person to express the knowledge based on facts. An arrogant person wants to be always right, even when it’s not the case. An arrogant person will always try to find a way to look good even when it’s not the case. An arrogant person believes he/she is the center of the universe and that everybody has to act based on that, whilst a confident person masters his/her life without the expectance that people will act as if he/she is the most important person of this earth.
Confidence comes from inner strength which enables that person to be the best thanks to the work and effort invested, whilst arrogance comes from the desire to be seen the best without any effort involved. An arrogant person will believe that the own existence is a gift for humanity and it should be enough for him/her to be seen as the king of the world, whilst a confident person will work his/her ass off to become the king of the world because he/she knows that the tools are within and that work will get thing done.
“Why is this distinction important?” I believe it’s important because we can realize if an advice/opinion/feedback is worth paying attention to it. When a confident person gives feedback, it’s probably based on some facts, whilst if an arrogant person gives feedback, it will probably be in such a way that will make him/her feel good and superior. A confident person’s feedback can be constructive whilst an arrogant person’s feedback will probably be full of ego.
Based on your experience, how easy is to distinguish between the two?