From the Googles:
excessive pride or self-confidence.
synonyms: arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, hauteur, pride, self-importance,
egotism, pomposity, superciliousness, superiority; More
(in Greek tragedy) excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to
Just when I think that I’m a great communicator, life enlightens me and shows me that I am deluded. This enlightenment usually takes the form of a small child.
You really have to be a great communicator to help children understand things. Not even ethereal concepts. Just ordinary things. Like hats.
TODDLER (pointing to one of many caps in the closet) Hat. GREAT COMMUNICATOR Yes, that's a hat. TODDLER (pointing again to another cap) Hat. GREAT COMMUNICATOR Yes, that is also a hat. TODDLER (pointing to yet another cap) Hat. GREAT COMMUNICATOR That is a hat as well. I could add that the hat is actually a cap, but we'll get into subsets when you're older. Actually, each hat you've pointed to is technically a cap. But there are some hats hanging in the closet as well. TODDLER (pointing to first cap) Hat. GREAT COMMUNICATOR Sorry: yes, that is a hat. TODDLER RUNS OFF TO PLAY WITH SOMEONE SMARTER.
I wonder whether my youngest child would be better served by me just shutting the heck up. I’m not a poor communicator. Most of the time, anyway. I’m actually a pretty decent communicator. I make a living at it, for crying out loud.
It’s just that I’m not in the 90th percentile. My child reminds me that, on a good day, I’m solidly entrenched in the 60th percentile.