In accordance with this sentence, three causes of offense based on arrogance are singled out.
The first cause — an overgrown ego. If you consider yourself a VIP person (very important person) and expect to be treated in a fancy way then when you do not get it you feel offended.
The second cause — self-elevation. Taking praise and compliments “close to heart” leads to upgrowth of self-elevation and offense emergence when critical comments are given to you.
The third cause — a social status. An addiction to attributes of a social status leads to negative reactions and offense if you feel as if you didn’t receive enough laurels.