Can Someone Become Self-Righteous

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Just as there are lots of ways in which someone can respond when they get to a different country, there are also lots of methods by which someone can respond when they feel unworthy. In the same way that going to a new country can have a huge effect on someone, feeling worthless can have an even bigger effect on them.

It would be more accurate to say that it not only a feeling, as it will almost certainly be something that has permeated their whole being. To see it as just a feeling would create the impression that it is something that can simply be ignored and have no effect whosever.

Two Options

Because of how powerful their internal experience of being unworthy will be, they can respond in one of two ways. What they can do is adopt how they feel and let this experience to directly influence their life.

On the flip side, they can end up disconnecting from what’s occurring within them, allowing it to affect them in a more indirect manner. Therefore, regardless of whether they opt for the first or the second choice, what is occurring inside them will still impact their life.


If a person goes for the first option and generally embraces this feeling, they can end up spending a lot of time feeling low. Being depressed can be a normal part of the life, which makes it difficult for them to motivate themselves to do anything.

What they are also going to have is a powerful inner critic that lays into them through the day. But, while this is going to be occurring within them, an individual could believe that just about everyone else is also putting them down.

Two Types

Thus, even if one is in the business of someone who’s not critical, they could still think that this person is judging their every move. Furthermore, one could also have people in their life who do put them down on a regular basis.

As a result of what is taking place within them, they can believe that they deserve to be treated in this way. An outside observer could wonder why they put up with this, yet what is taking place externally will simply mirror back what is occurring within them.


This can enable them to experience a reasonable amount of good feelings.

Unlike the person above, their inner critic will typically wind up being directed outwards, causing them to come across as highly judgemental. When this occurs, it will stop them from having to be on the receiving end of its misuse.

A Feeling of Superiority

So, irrespective of how they live their life or what they have achieved, they’ll be above most people. This inflated sense of their own value and importance will enable them to keep their true view of themselves at bay.

There will be people that are repelled by them, whilst there will be others who are attracted to them. If one surrounds themselves with people that have a similar character, their opinions will make it easier for them to continue to act in this way.

A Way of Life

Thanks to these causes, an individual can make out that they are far more virtuous than anyone else.

They may not be religious and believe in original sin, but they can still see the world as a place that’s composed of saints and sinners.

Another Form of Abuse

Not only can this be a way for them seem great, it will also be a means for them to release some of their aggression. If they did not do this, it might end up being directed towards them through their inner critic, with this having a negative effect on mental and emotional wellbeing.

But, as they’ll be criticising people that are not living in the’right’ way, they will most likely be in a position to abuse people without getting into trouble. It’s then not that they’re behaving in an abusive manner; it is they are criticising behavior that is’incorrect’.

A Few Areas

This sort of behaviour can be seen in the political realm, with their being people on both sides of the spectrum that are on their high horse, so to speak. There are the men and women who do not eat meat that are also self-righteous, with just about every chance to tell everyone how this makes them better than meat eaters.

All the time that someone in this way can maintain the view that they’re better than others, it will allow them to maintain their authentic view of themselves at bay. In today’s world, there are plenty of causes out there for somebody to identify with, and social media will offer them a platform to tell the world how virtuous they are.


In addition to feeling worthless, someone like this is likely to be carrying plenty of shame. What they do externally will then be a way of them to maintain this part of themselves at bay and, if they were to stop acting in this way, this shame would likely come up to the surface.

If someone can relate to this, and they would like to change their life, they may need to reach out for external support. This can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or a healer.

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