There are also disadvantages to having too much ego:
- Arrogance. Arrogance ultimately leads to failure. Being overconfident in your abilities leads to poor decisions and mistakes.
- You’re less likeable. A few women are drawn to arrogant men, but most members of both sexes find arrogance obnoxious and undesirable. Being arrogant will damage your social life and relationships.
- Selfishness. If you’re overly pleased with yourself, you’ll think you deserve more than everyone else. Your needs are more important than everyone else’s. Selfish people can be successful, but expect to be lonely and disliked.
The ability to make good decisions is important. Poor decisions lead to trouble, and arrogance leads too poor decisions. Avoid being arrogant. There’s nothing to be gained.
If your ego needs a boost, there are many ways to approach it.
“I have to tell you, you can’t have an ego when you’re an actor. A lot of actors have them, but in reality most of those people are just sensitive artists dying for a hug and a compliment.”
– Josh Brolin