Hubris

The characteristic of excessive confidence or arrogance, which leads a person to believe that he or she may do no wrong. The overwhelming pride caused by hubris is often considered a flaw in character. While these hubris feelings are often justified, they often cause irrational and harmful behavior.

Chief executive officers and very successful businessmen who are overcome with hubris tend to be difficult to work with in team settings.

Hubris may be developed after a person encounters a period of success. Corporate executives and traders overcome by hubris may become a liability for their firms. A manager might start making business decisions without fully thinking through the consequences, or a trader may begin taking on excessive risk. In many cases, people overcome by hubris will bring about their own downfall.


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  • húbris — s. f. 2 núm. Orgulho excessivo. = ARROGÂNCIA, INSOLÊNCIA, SOBERBA ≠ HUMILDADE, SUBMISSÃO   ‣ Etimologia: grego húbris, eos, excesso, ardor excessivo, impetuosidade, violência, ultraje …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • hubris — index pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hubris — ● hubris nom féminin (motgrec) Chez les Grecs, tout ce qui, dans la conduite de l homme, est considéré par les dieux comme démesure, orgueil, et devant appeler leur vengeance …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hubris — also hybris, 1884, a back formation from hubristic or else from Gk. hybris wanton violence, insolence, outrage, originally presumption toward the gods; the first element probably PIE *ud up, out, but the meaning of the second is debated …   Etymology dictionary

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  • hubris — ► NOUN ▪ excessive pride or self confidence. DERIVATIVES hubristic adjective. ORIGIN Greek, originally denoting presumption towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis …   English terms dictionary

  • hubris — [hyo͞o′bris; ] also [ ho͞o′bris] n. [Gr hybris < IE base ud , up (> OUT) + * gwerī , heavy: basic sense prob. “to rush at impetuously”] wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion hubristic adj …   English World dictionary

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