[Arrogance] A type of extreme or foolish pride
"Arrogance" focuses specifically upon
(i) an attitude of superiority that is exaggerated and undeserved,
(ii) a lack of self-questioning, and
(iii) a tendency to look down upon others.
Arrogance involves making false claims about one's knowledge and skills, and, in the process, losing genuine contact with both oneself and others. In essence, arrogance is a mask that misrepresents the subject to both itself and its objects. It is boastful. It has a hard texture that repudiates one's "softer" and more humane sides. It wishes to stab the onlooker with a shining knife of hostility.