With excess pride comes wanting to be perfect.
I think to have pride in normal proportions is healthy ~ but once pride gains a major foothold in someone’s life, their quest for perfection is even more frantic. If the person is overly prideful, most likely then she thinks that to be perfect would be able to confirm her worth (and verify her stories about her gains and accomplishments).
Careful, now, don’t let your pride be on the loose
admiration from others is just a noose.
You can have a lovely life with lots of gain
if only you can escape the prideful pain.
–Debbie Loesel Stanton