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Thu Apr 21, 2016, 08:06 PM

11. The ancient greeks called it "Hubris"

Hubris (/ˈhjuːbrɪs/, also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρι? means, in a modern context, extreme pride or self-confidence. In its ancient Greek context, it typically describes violent behavior rather than an attitude. The adjectival form of the noun hubris is "hubristic". Hubris is usually perceived as a characteristic of an individual rather than a group, although the group the offender belongs to may unintentionally suffer consequences from the wrongful act. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence, accomplishments or capabilities.

As one might expect, hubris is not necessarily associated with high self-esteem but with highly fluctuating or variable self-esteem, and a gap between inflated self perception and a more modest reality.

Excessive feelings of hubris have a tendency to create conflict, sometimes terminating close relationships; which has led it to be understood as one of the few emotions with no clear positive or adaptive function (Rhodwalt, et al.).

Hubris is generally considered a sin in world religions.

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