.A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.”.
- “I want what I want, and no one is going to get in the way”
- “My vision/faith/etc. is superior, and others just don’t get it”
- “Everyone talking to me is inferior/stupid/wrong/etc., so why should I listen to them?”
The end result in each case was the narcissist pushing ahead, and running into a set of consequences – which among other things further isolated them. Of course, even then they were not able to learn from what happened (see http://biblicalperspectivesonnarcissism.com/2013/10/18/narcissist-traits-they-never-learn/)
- “Narcissism” is the modern colloquial term for what the Bible calls “insolent pride” – see here