If a woman uses these 5 phrases in conversation, she has a deep sense of entitlement

Have you ever met people who believe that the world revolves around them? They have a deep sense of entitlement and as a result, expect to receive special treatment or privileges.

And this sense of entitlement shapes the way they perceive and view the world, influencing the way they speak to the people around them – which has likely brushed others the wrong way. 

Today, we’ll dive into some phrases that very entitled women use in conversation.

1) Do you know who I am?

Starting off with a classic. I’m pretty sure you’ve heard people use this in movies when they’re denied entry into certain spaces or refused service because they didn’t meet specific requirements.

But this also happens a lot in real life.

I’ve seen entitled women use this phrase when they’re expecting preferential treatment or if they were turned down or denied something – mostly after they’ve demanded something unreasonable.

They assume that their reputation, name or wealth gives them an all-access pass to everything and anyone they want.

Their attitude stems from the belief that everyone around them owes them and that other people are responsible for ensuring that they have better lives.

And maybe they really are successful, come from a wealthier family or are famous. But this doesn’t give them the right to use their name to demand services from others.

2) I shouldn’t have to ask.

This is also another classic.

I had the privilege to enter an exclusive fitness and wellness club at a luxury hotel because a friend invited me there and it was truly an eye-opening experience. 

It was eye-opening not only because of the quality of the facilities, amenities, and service from the staff, but also the extremely entitled attitudes of some of the club members there.

Women who use this phrase expect the people around them to be more interested in them than they are of other people, hence they feel that they shouldn’t have to ask for what they feel are ‘things that people should already know’.

And this happened quite a few times at the reception of the club. They expect to be provided amenities or services without uttering a word or lifting a finger.

They expect to be put on a pedestal while everyone else goes out of their way to accommodate them.

3) You owe me.

While there is some expectation that when a favor is given, it should be reciprocated, most of the time, people do it out of goodwill – especially when the favor is over something small.

But there are some women with a deep sense of entitlement who feel that when they give, they have to be compensated for their effort and time spent on what they did for the other person.

Beware of these women when you ask them to help you out – they’ll remember this forever and will bring this out when they want to ask you for a favour.

If you disagree, they will guilt trip you into agreeing to do whatever they ask for – no matter how unreasonable their requests are.

This stems from their calculative and perhaps greedy nature. Their sense of entitlement extends from money, possessions, to friends – it pervades every aspect of their lives, so much so that they will take people and things for granted.

In the end, they’ll just end up burning bridges with the people around them.

4) Why should I apologize?

Why should i apologize If a woman uses these 5 phrases in conversation, she has a deep sense of entitlement

When you confront someone with a sense of entitlement, don’t expect them to take responsibility for their actions and apologize.

Rather, they will challenge you on that accusation instead. They don’t see or understand that they’re in the wrong. 

Women who perceive that they’re always in the right will find it hard to self-reflect because they feel that everyone else is wrong.

Even when the people around them are encouraging them to apologize and explain why they were in the wrong, this will not change the perspective of an entitled person.

Some entitled women may even feel that it’s acceptable to offend or upset others, just because they can. They’re also likely to view those who prefer to keep the peace as weak.

Sure, they may eventually apologize if sufficient people call them out on their actions, but their apologies are usually forced and done reluctantly. They may just be doing it to appease everyone around them.

But deep down, they believe that they did no wrong, and there’s no measure of sincerity in their apologies at all.

5) This is beneath me.

Entitled people often use this when they feel that the situation they’re faced with is beneath them or they feel that the people around them are not at their level.

In university, I remember having to volunteer for a community initiative to assist a school for underprivileged children and we were tasked to paint tables and chairs as part of the school’s overall renovation plans.

I remember there was an exchange student who was visiting and had to participate in these activities, but the way she refused to take part in the painting project shocked my classmates and me.

She’d refuse to touch the brushes for fear of getting her uniform dirty and wouldn’t stand near us because we were perspiring from the effort of painting. 

We learned later that she was from quite a wealthy family and was actually upset that she had to participate in ‘hard labor’, telling the teacher in charge that such work was beneath her.

If you’ve heard someone use this phrase before, chances are they have a deep sense of entitlement, so don’t expect them to help out in things that they consider lowly tasks. 

Concluding thoughts

If you know a friend who has a deep sense of entitlement, remember that you cannot control how they feel, but you can control your response to them.

You could try explaining how you feel to them, but chances are you’re unlikely to get through to them. Instead, establish boundaries and learn how to say no. This tells them that their behavior is uncalled for and that you will not interact with them unless they decide to change their harmful attitudes toward you.

If they agree to do so, great, but if they do not, try to distance yourself away from them.

Remember that you should always prioritize your peace.

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Eliza Hartley

Eliza Hartley, a London-based writer, is passionate about helping others discover the power of self-improvement. Her approach combines everyday wisdom with practical strategies, shaped by her own journey overcoming personal challenges. Eliza's articles resonate with those seeking to navigate life's complexities with grace and strength.

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