Arrogance is comparable to a chess game, where the King is the only player. Always keen for the next move to be to his advantage, yet nobody has put their hand up to participate. There is no competition just a very trying person; wrapped in traits that hide insecurities.
The people surrounding the head of court are a team of Knights, Bishops, Pawns, Rooks and Queen and yet they are treated as the enemy when arrogance enforces its will. While the King maybe generous, witty and playful when it suits; the rage and personal attacks are always what his people remember.
Arrogance is not about a win-win situation. This type of behaviour walks through people, rather than guiding the group. Unpredictable conduct does not create a good leader. Some refer to it as being over confident. This not the case as it is unbalanced and very unhealthy. It’s aggressive and can strike out at any time.
It becomes embarrassing to witness and even be a part of. Everyone feels for the person who is at the end of the attack. But most of all, everyone is glad the tirade is not aimed at them.
It’s comparable to dancing to one person’s needy ways, because offending them will send them into fits of rage. An arrogant person doesn’t considerater/review their own behaviour but is very judgemental on those around them.
Negative chatter and whispers dominate the conversation when the King is not around. Upon his arrival a false charade is played out with fake smiles and behaviour.
His entourage recognise how fragile this arrogance is. It constantly requires appeasing to the Kings needs in order for the room to remain anything other than aggressive, condescending or disruptive.