The way a person shows his pride shows the stage of his spiritual development.
People who are at a lower stage of spiritual development openly show their pride. Their pride is connected to their ego. The stronger the ego, the stronger they express pride. In such persons, pride is expressed by their praise of themselves, their elevation of themselves above others. Proud people towards others show how they expect them to treat them. They express their contempt for others, namely according to their criteria their personality quality is above most people. Because they “know how good they are” they expect others to praise them and feed their personality, which means they expect others to support their ego.
It is not easy to be close to such people, because in a simple and often rude way they will say or show that she is above all and that she should be appreciated, listened to, accepted and praised. If someone does not show her the attention she thinks she should get, then she shows her vanity and hurt by insulting, belittling and underestimating.
People at a lower level of spiritual development are people who do not have much love in them, which means they do not have much positive energy. With their arrogance and contempt, they want to gain love and respect in order to fill that void in themselves.