Arrogance and stubbornness look neat if we look at them through fear.
Stubbornness can be defined as a fear of change/loss.
Arrogance can be defined as a fear of vulnerability.
Change ALWAYS has fear built-in. Change is connected to loss which is connected to death.
If anyone tells you “I don’t fear change,” they’re lying to themselves (denial / lack of insight) or they’re lying to you.
And “loss” has a double meaning: not only losing something, like losing time towards death, but also loss as opposed to winning. Competition. So stubbornness can also be a fear of losing TO someone or something.
Then there’s a fear of one’s soft spots being seen; a fear of vulnerability. A person over-produces strengths and attempts to look down on people in order to hide.
Fear is a profound motivator. Even arrogance and stubbornness look pretty neat if we view them through the lens of fear.