The guys who wish to avoid rejection the most, happen to have the most pride.
They think, "Why should I approach her and maybe get rejected when she's just a stupid bar rat who happens to be attractive?"
But if he is confident with his standing and ability, there is no reason for him to care about what a random girl thinks.
Pride is just another defense mechanism to protect the ego -- it gives men an excuse to avoid failures that may cause embarrassment or discomfort.
Guys with pride are actually hiding their fear of rejection behind a "too cool for school" air that fools only them.
A lack of pride teaches you to be a humble student, someone who accepts short-term failure for long-term success. A man without pride understands that rejection is okay because not every girl is able to quickly notice his many positive qualities during an approach.