One of my big goals in life is to be the same person to everyone. Some people are huge jerks online or in emails, but really nice in real life. Others are the other way around. I want to be the same in every setting with any person from friend to stranger, celebrity to janitor.
But I’m not. I think in real life I’m a lot warmer, friendlier, and a bit more empathetic (although no one has ever called me that…).
When I take the attitude of “hey look at this great thing I’m doing”, it’s not to separate me from other people, but rather to show other people something great that they could try too. Maybe that doesn’t always come through.
At the same time, I’m arrogant by nature. I don’t think I have the most potential or that I’m the best at any single skill. I know people who are better than me at pretty much everything I do, including things I pride myself on being good at.
But I DO think that I make better decisions than pretty much everyone else, and that snobbery will probably continue to come through to some extent.