Like many other character traits, pride has two faces. There’s authentic pride that’s positive and based on realistic self-worth.
Those with authentic pride give credit to others and motivate them to achieve. They’re confident people who gain the respect of their supporters. The greater the genuine pride you feel, the harder you’ll work to achieve.
Hubristic pride comes from grandiosity which is usually related to narcissism and arrogance. This kind of pride manifests in authoritarian or controlling behavior. These people get their power from bullying and intimidating others. They hijack other’s accomplishments. They’re toxic; their success comes at the cost of being liked. Although people are drawn to this kind of leader, they’re also afraid of them.
Healthy pride is a strength. Use it to help others have their best life.
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