Women who chase after social power are guilty of this. And men who are driven to have power are also guilty of this.
Snobbery. It’s when someone (any race, gender, religion, political group, and class) looks down on you for cursory reasons. We’ve all dealt with putdowns–that range from minor to catastrophically huge–from richly dressed sheep who intend to efface our mood.
High-end bars, restaurants, and social arenas are crawling with these strange creatures. One may falsely assume that’s how the rich behave, but boy, are you wrong.
Manners and treating EVERYONE with kindness is a sign of class. If you don’t believe me, read a book on etiquette. Rich and confident people are kind, empathetic, and understanding.
Snobs, on the other hand, may not understand their role in society. People with an inferiority complex–ranging from intelligence, looks, social standing, and family–are often the ones playing passive-aggressive Russian Roulette with your day.
A confident person is kind to everyone, and you can always feel the warmth emanate from his or her countenance. Whether he or she is homeless or a major CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a rich person in mind, body, and spirit bestows this act on everyone.
Therefore, if your neighbor trumps you with her new Audi, or if your coworker makes you feel bad for not being able to buy that new Michael Kors purse, remember to smile. These people are fighting internal demons with themselves and are trying their hardest to instigate you.
Have you recently interacted with a snob? How did you handle that altercation? Sound off!