As Andrea F. Polard, Psy.D., wonderfully put it, arrogance is weaponized pride. Unlike healthy pride — which is an appropriate celebration of personal or communal accomplishment — it pushes people away.

The subreddit r/NotLikeTheOtherGirls is an excellent example of this. The online community is dedicated to shaming people who are trying to be unique by defining themselves outside of "the norm." Instead of proving how unique they are, these folks simply make a fool of themselves, earning ridicule instead of respect.

We've covered r/NotLikeTheOtherGirls before here and here, but with 785K members, the subreddit constantly offers new content, so it's about time we release an update. Continue scrolling and check out its most popular recent posts.

#1

The Whole Package

The Whole Package

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Fearhunter
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

standing outside and inside is really important

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#2

Moms Are More Important

Moms Are More Important

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Icy_Question_4977
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lady, other people work very hard too. Not just you. Get to the back of the line.

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Of all of the things that diminish the quality of interpersonal relationships, few, if any, are as damaging as arrogance.

To be arrogant is to appropriate for yourself, presumptuously; to claim without right and to be overly convinced of your own importance.

One of the unfortunate consequences of arrogance is that people who have this trait often have no awareness of it and when confronted by feedback that suggests that they may be grabbing more ground than they are entitled to, often become highly defensive and even combative, which ironically demonstrates that they probably are.

#3

The Post Was: What’s Something People Find Hot Or Attractive That You Don’t?

The Post Was: What’s Something People Find Hot Or Attractive That You Don’t?

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Pumpkin Spice
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I believe I can speak for the rest of the neurodivergent community when I say that we don't accept this a*****e as neurodivergent. Go hang out with Elon Musk. Y'all belong together.

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#4

Thanks For That Totally Necessary Information

Thanks For That Totally Necessary Information

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#5

The Only Correct ‘Not Like Other Girls’

The Only Correct ‘Not Like Other Girls’

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So in an attempt to learn how to deal with these people, let's take a look at what the before mentioned doctor of psychology, Andrea Polard, suggests doing to stay calm and collected while still standing strong and confidently against arrogance in your life.

"Be compassionate, but don't try to fix the person," Polard wrote. "The need for superiority is deeply rooted and ranges from low self-esteem to an unquenchable thirst for praise to a lack of empathy for those who are or appear to be less accomplished. Only the arrogant person can confront such a problem with sustained effort. On the other hand, and as always, it brings peace to your heart and potentially to the situation if you can have compassion for the unhappiness of others."

#6

I’m Not Like Other Moms, I’m An Idiot 🌎

I’m Not Like Other Moms, I’m An Idiot 🌎

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Nicky
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fake a** dinosaurs? They had butt implants back then?

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#7

Unique Girl

Unique Girl

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#9

By Now I‘D Be A Millionaire If I Had A Penny For Each Time I Heard A Girl Say „i Mostly Hang Out With Guys“

By Now I‘D Be A Millionaire If I Had A Penny For Each Time I Heard A Girl Say „i Mostly Hang Out With Guys“

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Next, accept the fact that the other indeed feels superior. Try to realize that there is nothing you can do in the future or have done in the past to make them arrogant.

"He or she suffers from a problem that goes far beyond you. Most importantly, understand that accepting feelings of superiority in another person does not mean that you must feel inferior in turn. Look at it as a game that you can refuse to play."

#10

Topical Not Like Other Girls Cartoon

Topical Not Like Other Girls Cartoon

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Monday
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh yes, let's just go full anarchy. I'm sure people will respect each other's rights when there are no punitive systems in place right?....right?

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#11

I’m Sure This Happens All The Time

I’m Sure This Happens All The Time

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Blazej Kowalczyk
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You order your coffee at Starbucks? Wuss. Real men grinds coffee beans with his teeth, then pours boiling water in mouth and headbangs violently until coffee is brewed.

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#12

I Don't Need Feminism So Nobody Does

I Don't Need Feminism So Nobody Does

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Redemption Happens
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Might want to volunteer at a battered women’s shelter genius.

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#13

Remeber Galls! Only Follow One Thing Ever, And Make It Your Personality

Remeber Galls! Only Follow One Thing Ever, And Make It Your Personality

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Pan Paweł
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah, you are the same, you just do different, popular thing. Building actual rocket (it is possible for normal people too), or studying science would be a thing. Watching sports does not make me any more sporty.

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"Communicate directly," Polard added. "Sometimes it is advisable to tell the other person how she/he came across. It is good to remind an arrogant person that no one knows that much, considering life’s mysteries, and that no one can claim absolute truth. As long as it does not harm you later, do not suppress yourself."

You can use disarming sentences such as, "Forgive me for interrupting, but...", or "Maybe you did not mean to sound arrogant/hurt my feelings/come across as if you are 100 percent right, but..."

If arrogance is an aberration, you can also ask if anything negative happened to them that day.

#14

Found This Gem On Facebook

Found This Gem On Facebook

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Monday
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No they've got a point! Look the picture proves it! You get girls that have long hair and you get girls that don't have long hair!

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#15

Am I The Only One Who’s Concerned About The Knife..?

Am I The Only One Who’s Concerned About The Knife..?

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Ritchat
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't even see a real difference between the two sides.

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#16

My Tumblr Bio In 2012. Back When I Thought Putting Other Women Down Was Edgy

My Tumblr Bio In 2012. Back When I Thought Putting Other Women Down Was Edgy

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"Involve a mediator or a greater number of people," Polard said. "Sometimes direct communication backfires, which is why you might want to include a third party to help diffuse the situation."

"Without being vindictive, stand up for yourself under the guidance of someone else. Seek the support you need. Sometimes you might have to find allies and stand together against a particularly harmful arrogant person or persons."

#18

Ig Is Just Flooded With This S**t

Ig Is Just Flooded With This S**t

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#19

She’s Handy

She’s Handy

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Aran Lindvail
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, it is cool to be able to do repairs on your own. Probably wouldn't make an Instagram post about it, but still.

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#21

So Cool

So Cool

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butt soup
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

sorry you were bullied but that sounds like a you problem & not something to make into a personality trait that you tell everyone about...

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You can also reduce the harm by setting limits. "We cannot always choose with whom we work and must deal with, but we can set limits," the psychologist highlighted.

"Before meeting with an arrogant person, decide how much time you will spend together and what subjects you will or will not speak about. Be disciplined and resist biting any hooks that would prolong the allotted time or cover more territory. If you cannot keep your distance despite great effort, maybe it is time to plan to sever the ties. Nobody should remain silent and endure abuse, whether in a personal or professional relationship."

#22

Found On Instagram

Found On Instagram

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Follo00
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can have both, heck; you can have all three of them!

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#23

Found On The Aita Sub

Found On The Aita Sub

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#24

Excuse The Bad Handwriting, But I Was Looking Through My Old Diary And Found This Gem From When I Was In 7th Grade. I Think What’s Funnier Is That No One Ever Called Me Emo In School And I Just Made That Part Up

Excuse The Bad Handwriting, But I Was Looking Through My Old Diary And Found This Gem From When I Was In 7th Grade. I Think What’s Funnier Is That No One Ever Called Me Emo In School And I Just Made That Part Up

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Icy_Question_4977
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Admit this: We all tried journaling or writing a diary every day but never work.

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#25

Truly Not Like The Other Girls, Or The Other Posters

Truly Not Like The Other Girls, Or The Other Posters

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LittleMissPanda
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope, I am just THAT basic. If it's hot outside, I am wearing a tank top, shorts and sandals

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The important thing to remember is to stay mindful. Whatever you decide to do, attempt it deliberately, thoughtfully, and with as much love as possible.

"Arrogant people cause others to lose their temper and become their worst self. Observe your reactions with self-compassion and your long-term interest in mind. Play the game of your life instead of trying to fit into someone else's," Polard said.

So always stay true to yourself and... don't forget to shame them on r/NotLikeTheOtherGirls.

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#27

Omg She Is So Weird And Quirky She Is Sooo Not Like Other Girls!!!

Omg She Is So Weird And Quirky She Is Sooo Not Like Other Girls!!!

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olx
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this one doesnt really belong this one is deliberately satirical

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#28

Not Like Those $9 Coffee Girls

Not Like Those $9 Coffee Girls

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Little Wonder
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not a Cardi B fan either, I didn't realise that made me a Speshul Snowflayke.

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#29

Not Sure If This Counts But Found This On Instagram

Not Sure If This Counts But Found This On Instagram

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#30

Ofc The Godly Tradwife Has A Baby And Is Blonde

Ofc The Godly Tradwife Has A Baby And Is Blonde

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#31

‘Ugh ... I Hate My Own Gender, They Are Trash, Please Pick Me!!!’

‘Ugh ... I Hate My Own Gender, They Are Trash, Please Pick Me!!!’

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#32

So Quirky And Unique 🧘‍♀️

So Quirky And Unique 🧘‍♀️

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Follo00
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So is being angry a desirable personality trait now?

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#33

Guys Have You Seen The New God Child? There's Nothing Wrong With Her At All!

Guys Have You Seen The New God Child? There's Nothing Wrong With Her At All!

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guhh
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how the f**k has this kid not thrown up yet

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#35

Does Anyone Else Like To Listen To Mozart In Reverse? /S

Does Anyone Else Like To Listen To Mozart In Reverse? /S

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Susie Elle
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why on gods green earth would you listen to Mozart in reverse? I'm pretty sure Mozart himself would be asking you that same question

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#36

Not Like The Other Triplets

Not Like The Other Triplets

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SCamp
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, not at all, all 3 of you are unique, you even dress differently and have different occupations… 🤔

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#37

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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#38

I'm Not Like You, I'm Rich

I'm Not Like You, I'm Rich

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Icy_Question_4977
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soooooo, you are expecting people to come up to you like a celebrity?

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#39

I Don't Understand Why Their Husbands Are On Golf Weekends They Only Look About 20

I Don't Understand Why Their Husbands Are On Golf Weekends They Only Look About 20

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Beeps
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry, but are those dogs in the background shagging? 😮

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#40

Op Disrespects Boundaries By Sending Inappropriate Memes To Her "Bestie's" Boyfriend

Op Disrespects Boundaries By Sending Inappropriate Memes To Her "Bestie's" Boyfriend

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Gremlan jonnson
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So your friend being clearly uncomfortable isn't reason enough?? The f**k

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#41

Found This Out In The Wild:

Found This Out In The Wild:

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Avocado Toast
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ummm....... who says? I have never met anyone who has said that...

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#42

Internalized Misogyny Is Truly A Trip

Internalized Misogyny Is Truly A Trip

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wifeofweasley
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so painful to read.... You're so different and special - bleh!

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#43

Saw This And Thought Of This Sub

Saw This And Thought Of This Sub

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Anya
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, that’s. Really long way of saying that no one wants to be friends with me because I suck.

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#44

This One Deserves To Be Here

This One Deserves To Be Here

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#45

Does This Belong In This Sub? Apparently Being Bi-Curious Isnt A Thing Anymore

Does This Belong In This Sub? Apparently Being Bi-Curious Isnt A Thing Anymore

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Sue Lynn Chan
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As the member of the heterosexual community, we would like to apologize for this girl that will be soon kick out of the group and gift to hell.

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#46

I'm Not Like Other Girls I Step On Legos

I'm Not Like Other Girls I Step On Legos

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Michelle M
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry to burst the bubble, but stepping on a Lego is an everybody problem.

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#47

Kinda Depressing How Old This Mentality Goes, Way Before Britney And Avril

Kinda Depressing How Old This Mentality Goes, Way Before Britney And Avril

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#48

The Amount Of Likes This Has 🥴

The Amount Of Likes This Has 🥴

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der sebbl
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, we don't now how she looks with all the filters going on

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#49

We Aren’t Like U We Like To Spy On Each Other

We Aren’t Like U We Like To Spy On Each Other

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#50

I Think Oop Made This About Herself

I Think Oop Made This About Herself

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm confused 24/7 and love reading. Glad I'm at least 10% cool.

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