The Latin word praesumptuosus came to our tongue as presumptuous , an adjective that is linked to the notion of presumption . A presumption, on the other hand, may be the guess which is done from a signal or the glorification that a person makes of himself.
A presumptuous individual, therefore, is one who performs a excessive valuation his qualities or properties , showing arrogance and haughty. For example: "The presumptuous tone with which he addressed those present was poorly received", "I don't want to be presumptuous, but I think we did an excellent job.", “My nephew is very presumptuous: he always walks with his luxury car and loud music, making himself noticed”.
The notion of presumptuous can relate to something that it is intended to show more important than it is . If an individual acquires a standard house but ensures that a property has been purchased Mansion , someone might notice that it is presumptuous to qualify a house with the characteristics in question.
In a similar sense, if a young man who plays soccer with his friends in a park he defines himself as a footballer, he could be accused of presumptuous for equating with those who practice this sport on a professional way.
The opposite of someone presumptuous is the person that results humble or discreet . This means that an individual who is a millionaire but does not flaunt his money nor is it surrounded by luxury, it cannot be defined as presumptuous, but it could even be described as discreet since it does not show what it has.
The relationships They are one of the most necessary aspects of our life, but also one of the most difficult to carry out and maintain. Even for those who develop a friendly and carefree character, who love everyone with their charisma, making friends or dealing with our acquaintances can be a real challenge. Sometimes, without really wanting it, we can be categorized as presumptuous in front of other people simply for not knowing how to express ourselves properly , or because our message has not been correctly understood.
One of the reasons why it is so difficult for us to build relationships is the difficulty that many present to receive and accept differences with openness. At present, there are many movements that support diversity to fight against all types of discrimination but it never seems to be enough; Despite understanding that wealth lies in differences, the barriers imposed on us since our childhood tend to obstruct the approach to other cultures or, a much smaller distance, to others customs and ideas
Being presumptuous can be confused with proudly showing one's own merits simply to share them with our surroundings; for example, if we overcome with success a very difficult exam or we get a job we have been pursuing for a long time, the way in which we tell this to our friends and acquaintances can be misunderstood as an act of pride or ostentation, although our intention is absolutely opposite .
The presumptuous term is also often used when expressing disagreement regarding a service , such as attention in a restaurant or hotel, for example. When a company tries to give an image of seriousness and aims at an exclusive audience, highlighting the quality of its facilities or the products and services offered to its customers, they are exposed to an especially high degree of scrutiny ; If their promises are not fulfilled but, on the contrary, consumers feel disappointed, they are likely to accuse them of being presumptuous, of having exaggerated when describing their benefits.