People try to exert status in all sorts of ways.
Having their admin bring you coffee. Driving a sports car. Accessorizing with designer watches and handbags. Lifting tons of weight at the gym. Casually mentioning the Amazon best-seller book they wrote.
Even if they’re smarter, more conventionally attractive, wealthier, more talented, famous, whatever, remember:
Do what you will with that knowledge, but remember, everybody poops.