Some times people suffer from what I call ' The Clint Eastwood " syndrome.
That is where a person thinks they are bigger and tougher and more important then they really are.
I see a lot in the local guy on security duty at a sporting event or a concert. They think in order to do their job they have to look and act like Clint.
Or I see it in managers or bosses or even VP's- at the end of the day titles do mean anything. You can get more done and gain more respect if you simply look up and talk to people respectfully- no matter what your title or position.
That same person thinking they are Clint Eastwood when they are at work is just a regular old person elsewhere. When you start thinking that you are more important than others that is the time to you need to start to reevaluate your life.