One writer said that you have an air of confidence that could be interpreted as smugness. Are you smug?
“Gillian did an interview in which she said I was arrogant, and when I read the article I wondered, Why would someone think I’m arrogant? A friend of mine said, ‘If you don’t need something from somebody, if you’re independent, they’ll think you’re arrogant, Because that’s threatening.’ OK, I’ll take that. I’m a little like Holden Caulfield–the things I hate more than anything else are hypocrisy and pretension. They make my skin crawl. And I would put arrogance in the same category. To perceive myself as arrogant would hurt.”
David Duchovny, 'Playboy,’ 1998