5 Great Comebacks In Response To Arrogant People

Why did you say that?

Why did you say that?

This is pretty simple in that you're asking them to rationalize what they just said. Whether or not they do so verbally or not, you've at least planted the seed for them to have a look at themselves and the effect their words might have.

Whoah! Ouch!

Whoah! Ouch!

You can even do this in a sort of mock concern way so as you don't come across as being too sensitive, while still making it perfectly apparent to them that their words hurt and have repercussions.



Hey, before you judge me, why don't you have a look at you and your life?

Hey, before you judge me, why don't you have a look at you and your life?

Again, this is a situation where you're probably not going to get the person to instantly apologize and admit their mistakes. However, you can take some solace in the fact that this will plant a seed that hopefully takes root, and they can start to think about how their words affect others, while at the same times looking at themselves and their own imperfections.

Did you mean for that to sound so arrogant?

Did you mean for that to sound so arrogant?

Perhaps they simply don't realize how their words come across. In fact, that's usually almost certainly the case and the reason is that they hadn't considered it. This will firmly tell them your stance on the issue while also asking a question, thereby getting them to have a bit of a look at themselves and the words they choose.



It's time to end this conversation

It's time to end this conversation

If this arrogant person won't listen to you, simply tell them that you think this is about the right time to end the conversation, given that a typical conversation will require two parties to speak and both to listen.