Am I Arrogant Quiz: The Boardroom Edition

Explore our free quiz: Am I Arrogant? Learn about the psychology of confidence, how to find out if you’re arrogant and our 7-step approach to embrace humility. Discover your true self today!


Hello everyone!  Ever wonder how your confidence translates in the boardroom, and well other aspects of your life? Are you confident or arrogant? I’ve created a quiz to test your personality, and this quiz goes beyond those power moves and office dynamics. Let’s see where you land on the spectrum from Team Player to Boardroom Baron!

In the intricate dance of professional life, understanding oneself is akin to mastering the subtle nuances of a boardroom conversation. So we’ve created the ultimate quiz that goes into the very heart of workplace etiquette: “Am I Arrogant? Quiz: The Boardroom Edition.”

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Picture this: a sleek conference room, polished mahogany table, the hushed murmurs of a high-stakes meeting. Now, imagine yourself in this setting. Are you the person people turn to for ideas, or do they label you as conceited? Do your colleagues appreciate your confidence, or do they whisper about your cocky demeanor? These questions, seemingly simple, are the building blocks of this quiz.

Navigating Confidence, Arrogance and Authenticity

Regarding interpersonal dynamics, understanding why people perceive you the way they do is as essential as the air we breathe. “Am I humble or arrogant?” you might ask. So today we’ll get into the subtle cues that color judgments, and the societal expectations that shape our behavior.

Yet, our endeavor is not merely diagnostic. We recognize that self-awareness without transformation is like a ship without a rudder. So first let’s discuss what confidence really is, and how it works in your mind.

The Psychology of Confidence

Confidence, a subtle yet powerful force shaping human behavior, finds its roots in the intricate workings of the mind. It emerges from a deep sense of self-assurance, rooted in your abilities, qualities, and judgments. 

Psychologically, confidence is bolstered by positive self-perception, an internal belief in your competence. You believe that you have a resilient mindset and can navigate challenges easily. It is not just bravado but belief in your inner stability, allowing you to face uncertainties and setbacks. 

This psychological phenomenon intertwines with self-esteem, self-efficacy, and optimism, creating a dynamic interplay that influences how we approach tasks, engage with others, and perceive our own worth. 

Confidence is not a constant; it fluctuates, influenced by experiences, feedback, and personal growth. Understanding this intricate psychology helps you harness your confidence, which can help with your personal and professional success.

If you embrace challenges and maintain self-assurance even in the face of uncertainties, you’re confident.

Are You Confident or Arrogant? 7 Steps to Find Out! 

Now, if you’ve found out that you are confident, let’s see if you’re confident or arrogant? Here are seven steps to help you discern whether you lean towards confidence or arrogance:

1. Evaluate Your Listening Skills:

Confident people actively listen, valuing others’ opinions and perspectives. Arrogant ones tend to dominate conversations. Reflect on your conversations – do you genuinely engage with others’ ideas, or do you find yourself interrupting frequently?

2. Observe Your Body Language:

Confidence is often reflected in open body language – maintaining eye contact, a firm handshake, and a relaxed posture. Arrogance, on the other hand, can manifest as dismissive gestures or an aloof demeanor. Pay attention to how you carry yourself in various social settings.

3. Assess Your Receptiveness to Feedback:

Confidence welcomes constructive criticism, viewing it as a tool for growth. Arrogance deflects feedback, considering other people beneath you. Consider your reactions when someone offers feedback. Do you appreciate the input, or do you always become defensive?

4. Reflect on Your Empathy:

Confidence is empathetic, understanding the emotions of others. Arrogant people often disregard others’ feelings and struggle to relate to different perspectives. Evaluate how you respond to the emotions of your colleagues and peers. Are you sensitive to their needs and concerns?

5. Analyze Your Use of ‘I’ vs. ‘We’:

Confident people acknowledge the collective efforts of a team, using ‘we’ when discussing achievements. Arrogant ones tend to focus on individual accomplishments, excessively using ‘I.’ Reflect on your language – do you credit your successes to teamwork or solely to yourself?

6. Consider Your Willingness to Learn:

Confidence embraces continuous learning and acknowledges that there’s always room for improvement. Arrogance assumes it knows everything and dismisses the need for further knowledge. Evaluate your attitude towards learning – are you open to new ideas and experiences, or do you believe you know it all?

7. Examine Your Reaction to Others’ Success:

Confidence celebrates others’ accomplishments, recognizing that success is not a finite resource. Arrogance might breed envy and resentment towards others’ achievements. Reflect on your emotions when someone succeeds – do you genuinely feel happy for them, or do you harbor jealousy?

By honestly assessing your behavior and attitudes through these seven steps, you can gain valuable insights into whether you project confidence or arrogance. Remember, self-awareness is the first step towards personal growth. Embrace the opportunity to learn about yourself.

How Can I Stop Being Arrogant? Shilpa’s 7-Step Approach

Say you just found out you are indeed arrogant. The first non-arrogant thing you’ve done already – admitting that you need to not be! (Don’t worry, even I’m afraid to take my own quiz below). So here I offer pragmatic strategies, grounded in psychological wisdom and real-world experience. It’s not about merely papering over the cracks; it’s about a fundamental shift in perspective.

Embrace Empathetic Listening

Actively engage in conversations, seeking to understand others’ viewpoints without judgement. Instead of dismissing others’ POV, think about why they may say that. Empathy is the first and important step towards removing arrogance, making genuine connections.

Cultivate Vulnerability

Acknowledge your imperfections and mistakes. List them down, and think of what you want to overcome internally. Embracing vulnerability builds authenticity, eradicating the facade of arrogance.

Practise Gratitude Daily

Reflect on your blessings and achievements. Gratitude makes you humble, reminding you of life’s inherent uncertainties and the contributions of others.

Perform Acts of Kindness

Small gestures of kindness towards others break down barriers. These acts shouldn;t be those that empower you, but those that others need. Empathetic actions will diminish the superiority complex associated with arrogance.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Seek diverse experiences and perspectives. Let your team suggest the idea for the presentation. Let your wife suggest the restaurant for your dinner. Stepping beyond your familiar surroundings fosters understanding, removing ignorance that often fuels arrogance.

Self-Reflect through Studying Others’ Body Language

Regularly assess your thoughts and behaviors. You can do this by noticing how your presence makes others feel. Notice their body language when you say something, or suggest something. Do they seem uncomfortable in your presence? Honest self-reflection illuminates arrogant tendencies, paving the way for genuine change.

Be a Leader, Not a Boss

Perhaps you already lead with example. Perhaps you’re already punctual and a hard-worker who always aces targets and deadlines. But also acknowledge others’ contributions, even if they initially seem useless or minor to you. That’s one of the hardest things in removing arrogance.

Embody A Growth Mindset 

Embrace learning and acknowledge that everyone, including yourself, is a work in progress. A growth mindset nurtures humility, encouraging a shift from arrogance to genuine self-improvement.

Am I Arrogant Quiz

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for! A real quiz to test your workplace behavior! 

While arrogance surpasses the workplace and goes into your personal life, navigating the labyrinth of corporate interactions is no small feat. It’s not merely about the degrees hanging on your wall or the number of zeros on your paycheck. Success, in the truest sense, is a blend of competence and character, of confidence and humility. We, at BusinessTenet, recognize that the thin line between confidence and arrogance is often blurred, and that’s where our quiz steps in – a tool for introspection.

This quiz is not your average ‘tick the box’ affair. It’s a mirror reflecting your interactions, designed with the wisdom of ages and the clarity of modern insight. So are you ready for some self-discovery, some subtle revelations, and transformative insight?

Take the ‘Am I Arrogant” Quiz Here

A colleague unexpectedly nails a tough pitch. Your first reaction is:
Brilliant! We should celebrate.
Good for him. Wonder who helped him prep.
Must've been a fluke. But okay.
Wonder why everyone's so happy. I could've done it way better.



At a company retreat, you're asked to share an inspiring story. You choose:
A team success, highlighting collective effort.
A personal challenge you overcame with some help.
Your unmatched achievements.
A tale where you single-handedly saved the day.



How often do you seek feedback on your projects?
Always. From peers, juniors, everyone! It's how I grow.
From time to time, mainly from peers or managers.
Rarely. I trust my own judgement.
Feedback? That's for rookies. This is not my time to grow, it’s time to lead.



In a team brainstorming session, your idea is shot down. You:
Listen to the feedback and adapt.
Defend your idea but stay open to tweaks.
Feel like they're clearly missing your genius.
Think they'll come crawling back to your idea.



After a successful presentation, a junior team member suggests a minor tweak. You think...
I'll take that on board. Good catch!
Not bad, rookie. I'll think about it.
Did he even see the other slides I aced?
Now juniors are gonna tell me how to work? What’s next, intern day?



A new hire is introduced, and he's from a top-tier business school. You think:
Great! Fresh perspectives onboard.
Impressive. But let's see his real-world chops.
I've outperformed Ivy-league before.
So what? I'm still the top dog here.



The CEO compliments your rival on a job well done. You:
Congratulate them. A win for one is a win for all.
Acknowledge it but think you'll outdo them next time.
Roll your eyes discreetly.
Be silent. Plot your next big move.



Your colleague gets a promotion you thought you'd get. Your reaction is:
Happy for them. My time will come.
A bit gutted but you'll bounce back.
The bosses have no clue, clearly.
It's a conspiracy. You were robbed!



You're at a networking event, and someone doesn't recognize you. You:
Introduce yourself warmly and chat.
Politely mention a recent project you led.
Are a bit disappointed but play it cool.
Get annoyed, coolly hint about your position and trick a coworker into bragging about you.



A project you oversaw didn't go as planned. You:
Own up and look for solutions.
Analyze what went wrong and who was responsible.
Blame external factors first.
Find someone in the team to pin it on. Besides, it wasn’t your fault anyway.



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