I am reminded lately of those who believe that kindness, gentleness and humility = weakness. But in fact, the opposite is true. It takes a great deal more strength (of character in particular but sometimes more) to exercise kindness, gentleness and humility in a world teeming with aggressiveness, arrogance, vulgarity, depravity and, at times, outright brutality.
When you see these nasty and violent traits manifested in someone I can assure you with near certainty you are looking at a person who is, in many ways scared…and weak.
EDIT: It’s so easy to be rude and crass, hoping this presents the image of strength. But that is nothing more than a weak illusion; for it takes real strength to be consciously kind, polite and patient (especially because you never know how people will respond).