So, ever since my time in the Marines, I've noticed a trend. People that do jobs where the primary role is shooting people in the face, or causing other types of death and destruction tend to have a certain attitude about their jobs. To outsiders, this can come across as being cocky, or arrogant. Sometimes it just plain IS cocky and arrogant. But, here's the thing. In jobs like that you have to be to some extent. Either consciously, or sub-consciously to get yourself into the zone. Sometimes that bleeds over into your normal life.
My question for YEARS has been, where is the line drawn between confidence, and cockiness?
My other question, is how much does perspective play a part?
More on this later.