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What causes someone to be critical & intolerant of others?

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People who are insecure about themselves and their own opinions and beliefs tend to be more critical of people with different opinions and beliefs because they take every difference as a criticism.

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a perfect answer!...;-)
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Very true.
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My thoughts exactly.
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Self-centeredness, arrogance, narrow view of issues, ...if any...

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A perception that their way of thinking is better than the other person's and a desire to enlighten them of that fact.

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Self Loathing! Angry person!

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Self loathing? O-o :) They loathe themselves? or love?
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No one is happy while being angry! I view angry intolerant behavior towards others as a type of depression, women will often cry but some men become angry when they can"t "get the actors to play their parts" in life the way they see it should be lived. Check out the word grandiose or grandiosity pertaining to behavior. Bipolar person perhaps!
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Deep!
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fear, ignorance (meaning not being informed, not stupid), hatred, anger, prejudice, egotism.

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People are giving you the easy, commonplace and predictable answer and that should worry you. Although it CAN be insecurity or fear or ignorance or anger or whatever it can also be a bona fide contempt for genuine stupidity. Sometimes harsh judgments are entirely justified, and for this question, like many here, there is no set, simple answer that applies in all cases. As unsatisfying as "it depends" may be as an answer - it's truly the case. Depends on the person and depends on why they are reacting to you harshly. Is it because they are way off - or is it because you are?

This is why I don't like to answer generic questions like yours. If you'd stated a specific example maybe I could have a more specific answer. Maybe they were right to criticize you. Maybe not.

When people answer generic questions with specific responses like above you should be wary. It often reflects common myths or more about their worldview about the situation at hand.

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Then why did you answer?!
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