Self-righteousness is a display or state of moral arrogance; the quality of someone who believes himself or herself to be morally (and, oftentimes, intellectually) superior to either a single individual or a group of individuals.
Those who are self-righteous often act in invidious, contemptuous, and unapologetic ways towards their targets.
*Self-righteous person would say: "You are responsible for your actions and failures. Not your parents
, not other people, not your boss
, not the bank
, not politicians
. Just you! The reason you are so miserable along with the reason why you are still a virgin at 19 and no girl wants you is because you are too lazy, too incompetent, and too scared of the world
to get off your ass and get a job and you are too ugly for any attractive girl to give a damn whether you live or die! All you do is whine and complain."
*Target would say: "Go fuck
yourself! You don't know me, so I suggest you show me and yourself some respect
and keep your opinions to yourself. You are right about one thing, I am scared of the world. It's not fair that attractive girls don't like unattractive guys. Its not fair that my boss is a greedy dick who screws me over every week. Its not fair that I was born into a conservative working-class family in rural South Carolina with an authoritarian mom and a deadbeat dad. Its not fair that politicians only care about lining their pockets and pursuing their own partisan agendas instead of making this world a better place. I don't have the time nor the will to listen to your self-righteousness."
*Self-righteous person would respond: "You're right, the world isn't fair. Get over it. And as far as you not wanting to listen to my "self-righteousness"? Well, I wouldn't want to hear it either. Truth hurts."