Behaving in an arrogant way is a sure way to repel people but why do we do it then. One thing is for certain no one behaves arrogantly because it makes them feel good. I’m sure it is something we can all recognise in ourselves. People can be arrogant at home, at work and socially.
Arrogance usually occurs when there is something uncomfortable happening. I saw the happen with my friend at a family function I was invited to. My friend was aware that his in laws were going to be there who he doesn’t get along with. He was really nervous about seeing them and his unconscious way of dealing with that was to behave arrogantly towards them. He made little eye contact and made it difficult for them to communicate with him.