where do pretentious people come from? are they born that way or do they evolve from childhood through experiences they cannot control, thus ending up the way they are? why can't they just be true to themselves?
found this interesting read on being pretentious.
Pretentious. Adjective - attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.
Anyone can be pretentious if they set their mind to it. However, there's more to it than sitting around in your dressing gown, listening to classical music and reading The French Lieutenant's Woman on a Sunday afternoon. Being pretentious is pointless unless people can see you doing it. Being seen is everything for the dedicated follower of pretensiousness.
there's more if you click on the link.