That’s part of what being a jerk means.
Not all of them are being that way intentionally. They’re not all trying to offend you.
I did a post on bad habits a while back called Lessons from Lucky. It applies here.
Jerks are jerks because it works. It get’s them attention. And frequently it’s profitable attention.
Yes. These individuals may turn a bunch of people off. They may make enemies. They certainly upset a bunch of people . . .
But your red-faced outrage is gold to them. It empowers them. When a woman in the entertainment world is a jerk, she gets a special title: Diva.
It’s a path you could take. But the golden rule still applies. If you are a jerk, you will certainly encounter more of them.
There is a different model, one which still stands out. (And standing out is what this post is really about.) That model is to be supremely confident at the same time you are courteous and generous.
For both men and women this has a special title too: role model