RK...Yep! Pretty much consistent with Tactics defined by Thomas Sowell in his book 'The Vision of the Anointed' He commented regarding how some people use "Arguments Without Arguments"...e.g. "making opaque proclamations with an air of certainty and sophistication." In other words try to place yourself above others to avoid logical arguments!
Tigerlilly, unknowingly uses this tactic frequently by talking down to others and building himself up...thus hoping to avoid any legitimate argument.