File this in the something to observe and think about file: Ming the Mechanic: Space and Status: "Ah, it is coming back to me. We used to do acting exercises based exactly on how status and space relates. A high status person (or rather, somebody who perceives themselves to be high status) will try to fill the space and own the space, and will try to put others in as small a space as possible. " This is only a tiny clip- you really might want to read the rest.
While you are there- this about Polymaths might also be interesting. Honestly, it was a word I hadn't heard previously until recently and now seems to be popping up everywhere.. or perhaps selective attention only makes it appear that way.