- Generally, arrogant people won’t listen to what you have to say, so sometimes you just need to smile and nod, comfortable in being the more secure person.
- Don’t be afraid to carefully put your foot down with the person in regards to actions that you will not tolerate or approve of. Be blunt about calling out their actions so they know what’s wrong and what’s right.
- When someone is just driving you crazy with their arrogance, you might ask them, very politely, “May I ask how you became such an expert on this subject? Did you study? Did you learn this from having a bad experience? Is there anything you know nothing about that I might be able to help you with?”
- Politely tell them what they are doing.
- Try not to get into any type of debate with them, because they’ll never hear your side of the story and if they do, they will continually tell you you’re wrong. Often times, arrogant people will try to make you feel insecure and at fault. He/she will do this in an attempt to demonstrate control over the situation. If this happens to you, do not get mad at all, that’s what they want from you. Instead consciously understand their belittling actions and see their intended conclusion from their perspective. Act wise and in control, but don’t escalate the situation by responding in an angry or hostile manner.
- Ignoring an arrogant person may be effective in getting them to leave you alone but recognize that arrogant people have a way of taking up the air in a room. So even though they’re not talking to you, you may still find them annoying to be around.