It’s not too hard to detect the difference between an arrogant person and a genuinely confident person. An arrogant person has found a way to control other people, at least so far as he is concerned. He considers this a good thing. Consequently, he feels good about himself. A confident person has found a way to master his environment, his own personal responsibility, and what’s required for his own personal happiness and survival. A confident person has “serenity” in that he does not seek to control other people, and doesn’t want to do so. An arrogant person is never truly at peace, although he is satisfied once he controls the people he wants to control.