The actual nature of Takabbur (pride) is the feeling of superiority which arises in one on account of some attribute of excellence [or some achievement]. This feeling engenders contempt for others. If this feeling arises involuntarily, one will not be blameworthy – provided that one does not act in accordance with the dictates of this involuntary takabbur. In other words, one should not proclaim by word or deed one’s superiority nor show any contempt for others.
If this feeling of superiority is by deliberate design, or even if it is not by deliberate design, but one acts in accordance to the demands of takabbur, then one will be guilty of the crime of PRIDE.
The remedy for this malady is to praise and speak good of the person whom one despises. Meet him with honour, respect and humility.