Why is it that when you give some people even an ounce of authority, they go into this power trip over it?
I just moved into a condo, and the president of the Home Owners Association for the complex has taken it upon himself to make sure everyone else is living they way he thinks they should.
I was in the airport going through security, and there is a premiere check in lane that duals as a badged personal check in lane. But there are two entrances that lead to the same place to check in. There was no one in line, so I took the shorter route through the badged personal entrance, and the guy literally made me walk back out and all the way around, to get to the exact same spot with the exact same guy. Before he would let me go through. (ok, this part I can maybe understand, policy in the airport and all, despite common sense) and then he refused to check me in because I was in disbelief and asked him like 5 times if he was seriously going to make me walk around to end up in the exact same place.
You give a normal guy a badge and call him a cop, and many of them get power trips about how they are the authority . . .
What is the psychology for dealing effectively with people and this power trip complex? How do you get them to do what you want?