Narcissistic* Traits – Looking On Others With Contempt

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Luke 18:9 – [ The Pharisee and the Publican ] And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
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We know from here, here, and here that the Pharisees were narcissists* with insolent pride.  In the above verse we see that one characteristic of their narcissism was to view others with contempt.
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From Dictionary.com
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con·tempt

Noun – 
The feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile or worthless; disdain; scorn
Synonyms – 
Contempt, disdain, scorn — implies that [narcissists* have] strong feelings of disapproval and aversion toward what seems base, mean, or worthless.  Contempt is disapproval tinged with disgust;  ie – to feel contempt for a weakling.  Disdain is a feeling that a person or thing is beneath one’s [a narcissist’s*] dignity and unworthy of one’s notice, respect or concern
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* Narcissist is the modern colloquial term for what the Bible calls “insolent pride”  please see here for an explanation

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