There are a lot of things that bother me about people as a whole. I don't like it when people chew with their mouths open. I don't like it when someone steals a chair, a pencil, a piece of paper. I don't like it when people are so close minded, they refuse to even hear another side of the argument. I don't like it when someone slams down their side of the story and then proclaims the conversation to be over before another party can even BEGIN to speak.
But what really, really, REALLY gets on my nerves is what I like to call The Fearless Leader Complex. This complex can be observed in such cartoon characters as Superman, and Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
The Fearless Leader Complex is best described as having the feeling that no one can ever do anything better than you--ever. People suffering from (or inflicting this condition on other people) suffer from the delusion that everyone loves and adores them, the world is resting on their shoulders, and nothing would ever get done if they didn't do it.
Oh, and naturally, the people that don't love and adore them aren't angry because maybe the FLs (fearless leaders) did something that hurt their feelings, or because they did something wrong... They are mad because they are JEALOUS PEOPLE. Yes, of course! That MUST be it!
FLs have the habit of sulking, whining, and pouting when someone else does something, and often and joy picking whatever was done apart. I mean, after all, they could do it better, right?!!? They have the rather nasty habit of muscling people out of the way to get things done, and then sighing and whimpering about how they are the only ones to get it done. (They are not to be confused with Martyrs, by the way.)
FLs also don't apologize. They will even go so far as to say that yes, they know what they did was wrong, but they can't apologize. More often than not, they will spout off about the greater good, they will wax poetic about how they did what they had to do, and they didn't mean to hurt you, so you should just get over it.
What I find most fascinating, most hilarious about those inflicted with this ailment--is how insecure they really are. Deep down on the inside, they are really just scared children. They don't WANT to be Fearless Leaders. They want to curl into balls and cry. They want to press their face into your lap so that you might chase away everything that they are afraid of.
They want someone else to take care of them.
And it breaks my heart.