Swamiji says …
During your lifetime, you come across hundreds of individuals. A few of them might be suffering from delusions of grandeur. Such people are completely in love with themselves. They think that they are better than the best, unparalleled in every which way. They form a self-opiniated thought process that they are the only ones capable of doing anything and everything… and if it wasn’t for them nothing could ever work out fine. They bask in self praise, sing paeans about themselves…their greatness, magnanimity, tolerance and helpful attitude… about the wonderful qualities, habits and traits that they are endowed with.
They are so greatly enamoured with themselves that while blowing their own trumpet they fail to notice that the people listening to their monologue are least inclined to listen to them…to their one -sided talk … but, bewildered and bemused, they are forced to listen to them, and are left with no other option but to lend them their ears.
At times, the dislike nurtured for such people could turn into hatred and abhorrence … and we start avoiding them.
This, perhaps is the mistake made by most of us. We fail to understand that we are doing a wrong thing by disliking a person with such drawbacks . It is justified to dislike the shortcoming in a person … but we should not judge a person only on this parameter … reject him and discard him.
Rather than highlighting their weakness, you can serve as their well-wisher and counsel them, guide and help them in improving themselves by working on their flaw. Your goodness in accepting, checking and correcting such individuals could definitely bring about a change in their behaviour and they could refrain from talking only about themselves and indulging in self praise. As a result, they may experience a sense of pride in being in your company as they know they can count on you in future.