"Power is like being a lady...if you have to tell people you are, you aren't."--Margaret Thatcher
So many people want power. In fact, they lust it. They want, or perhaps, need to feel important--to leave their mark. So many people desire the limelight. They feel comfortable front and center with all eyes on them. So many people want to be the boss. They want to be in charge. They want to make decisions and determine policy. They see themselves as the best person for a job. They see themselves as the only person for the position.
Some people see those desires as noble: the characteristics of a leader.
Other people see those desires as self-indulgent: the makings of a tyrant.