Problem

Vanity

Other Names:
Arrogance
Boastfulness
Bumptiousness
Complacency
Conceit
Condescension
Confusion
Contemptuousness
Contumeliousness
Dictatorship
Disdain
Disrespect
Fuss
Immodesty
Impertinence
Impudence
Inarticulation
Insolence
Intimidation
Lordliness
Presumption
Pretentiousness
Ridicule
Rudeness
Self-admiration
Self-centredness
Self-esteem
Self-importance
Self-satisfaction
Selfishness
Shamelessness
Snobbery
Superciliousness
Vainness
Vanity
Dependence on vanity
Vain people
Vainglory
Nature:

Vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant boasting in vain, i.e. unjustified boasting; although glory is now seen as having a predominantly positive meaning, the Latin term from which it derives, gloria, roughly means boasting, and was often used as a negative criticism.

Narrower Problems:
Condescension
Strategies:
Pie-throwing
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
17.06.2018 – 03:42 CEST