I get "cocky" when I'm terrified.
Honestly I do! I listen really well when I can listen, but when I'm scared I'm an absolute nightmare to teach because I alternate between "I know!" and "I am!". If I can't 'get' something I work myself up into such a state... my coach is incredibly patient and puts up with so much crap from me because I'm quite a nervous rider so my default setting tends to be 'scared'!