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Showing Tolerance towards Others

April 18, 2017 by Kayce L.

Arrogance can be defined as an offensive display of superiority on self-importance. Most of those individuals who have this negative attribute to them will deny it. A person who is arrogant is less likely to admit they need help, instead, they are focused on looking down on everyone else around them.
Showing tolerance towards someone’s arrogance nurtures and develops spiritual growth within our own recovery.


  1. David B says:

    Love it

  2. Silvia c says:

    I have found through the 4th step that arrogance comes either from the false assumption that somehow we are worth more than others, or from the fear that we really are not good enough, thus we overcompensate with a fake front that then takes lots of effort to maintain. Better to learn true humility, which is the genuine us and most powerful : )

    • Bill N says:

      Sylvia, thank you for breaking that down as you did, this is extremely helpful! I understand it all too well now! Thank you!

  3. MK says:

    I have very little tolerance with some people, posting me on social media, when I was not there, I can be sober and lose my patience with morons( oh, I’m married to him)I just think you should learn how social media works, or stay off it.

  4. Jerry says:

    ” you spot you got it” …. why people find themselves qualified to analyze others when they should just worry about themselves. There’s a saying in AA, stay in your own Hula hoop. This comes with time , we get a second pause time for every year sober .

    • Karon M says:

      My sponsor tells me ‍♀️ when I can identify or take someone else’s inventory then I have the same character defect deep inside myself. I got lots to work on I’m just say’n. Karon M

  5. Jerry says:

    Yeow! I find it very very difficult to be around arrogant people and NOT take their inventory. However, staying plugged into AA has given me some insight into self centeredness. Serenity prayer!!

  6. Alan says:

    It’s easy to see others faults. The real faults are within ourselves. Played God long enough. Think i’ll just ask God for help and take care of my own problems before I judge.

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