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Manifestations of Pride

November 28, 2010

Stuart Scott, in his booklet called From Pride to Humility, gives a list of 30 manifestations of pride.

1. Complaining against or passing judgment on God.

2. A lack of gratitude in general.

3. Anger.

4. Seeing yourself as better than others.

5. Having an inflated view of your importance, gifts and abilities.

6. Being focused on the lack of your gifts and abilities.

7. Perfectionism.

8. Talking too much.

9. Talking too much about yourself.

10. Seeking independence or control.

11. Being consumed with what others think.

12. Being devastated or angered by criticism.

13. Being unteachable.

14. Being sarcastic, hurtful, or degrading.

15. A lack of service.

16. A lack of compassion.

17. Being defensive or blame-shifting.

18. A lack of admitting when you are wrong.

19. A lack of asking for forgiveness.

20. A lack of biblical prayer.

21. Resisting authority or being disrespectful.

22. Voicing preferences or opinions when not asked.

23. Minimizing your own sin and shortcomings.

24. Maximizing others’ sin and shortcomings.

25. Being impatient or irritable with others.

26. Being jealous or envious.

27. Using others.

28. Being deceitful by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.

29. Using attention-getting tactics.

30. Not having close relationships.

– From Pride to Humility, by Stuart Scott

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