Re: why does this happen?
It might help to try to remember that most arrogant people behave that way because they are masking their own insecurities. I try to put myself in others' shoes, trying to have empathy for them, has helped me so much to be able to communicate without fear. I try to look at young people as if they were my children, people my age as if they are just as insecure as I am, and I try to treat elderly people as if they are my mother, grandmother, etc. If other people seem too short-tempered with me, I think, maybe they have a sick relative and they can't think about my feelings today. Stuff like that. I hope that helps someone.
Last edited by SRMom; 03-16-2006 at 12:47 PM.