10 Unexpected Signs You Struggle with Pride

Out of all the things God says He hates, pride is one of them (Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 16:5). Yet pride is a sin that can easily overtake our lives. Typically, when we think of the prideful person, we imagine a person of great stature and arrogance, who talks about themes or herself and belittles other people. However, some signs of pride may not be as obvious. Whenever we make ourselves the central focus (whether internally or externally), we fall into pride. We must be careful to take a self-evaluation and properly judge if we have fallen into this trap. With this in mind, here are 10 signs you may struggle with pride.1. You Are a Poor ListenerIf you find that you don’t listen well to other people, you may struggle with pride. Conversations should be a “two-way street” where both people are mutually heard and honored. However, a prideful person places the attention on themselves. Instead of taking time to think through what is being told to them, they can’t wait to interject with their opinion or make the conversation about them. Here are several clues that your communication may be self-centered.– Needing to have the last word.– Failing to empathize.– Constant interrupting.– Desire to prove a point more than come to reconciliation.– One-upping/trying to prove you have it worse or better than them.“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak…” (James 1:19)Photo Credit: © Getty Images/Deagreez