Fear and Pride both go before a fall, be understanding and patient enough to tell the difference, especially with subordinates. People rashly mistake FEAR 4 PRIDE. Someone who walks away or refuses to show up to have his work analysed or criticized would easily be mistaken for being proud. A lot of people have a fear of opening emails from their leaders or teachers. Many times too when you delay an apology, people conclude that you are proud, when in fact you’re scared of being rejected.
A lot more thought should go into our human relationships, people are not simple, babies are. Life makes us complex so be more curious about why people act the way they do. To lead, mentor, be a good parent, guardian or just friend, you should try to use the other perspective. Although some reactions are pretty obvious, even anger can be an expression of fear! relax…take it easy