Why are people irked by arrogance?

Clinical psychologist Dr Naledi Mqhayi says that people who behave in an arrogant manner do not inspire people to be around them, and can behave in this manner to hide weakness.

Speaking on #NightTalk with Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, Dr Mqhayi outlined why arrogance and confidence can be easily deciphered from one another.

Describing how one can avoid coming across as being arrogant, Dr Mqhayi says it is important for a person to reflect on their successes by not imposing themselves on other people, and to not gravitate a negative energy to others while doing so.

Listen to the interview below:

While Dr Mqhayi also highlighted the different qualities of arrogant and confident people, listeners also contributed to the discussion.

There are many people who are perceived to be arrogant, but are just extremely shy.

Michelle, Johannesburg

A person who is arrogant may be a fantastic lawyer or tennis player, but how are you as a sister, brother or mother?

Chris, Johannesburg

Certain professions tend to lend themselves to arrogance.

Zola, Pretoria

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