My great-aunt Miriam commands the attention of the entire family with her imperious, proud bearing. When she enters a room, you would think that she is a high-handed queen imperiously greeting her lowly subjects. Aunt Miriam dictates who will speak at the dinner table, and imperiously or bossily orders people to stop when she thinks they have said enough. Once, when I tried to disagree, she imperiously raised a single terrible eyebrow at me which frightened me into falling silent.
Quiz: How might an imperious person act?
- They would likely be obsessed with keeping their home clean and free from germs.
- They would likely prefer to be alone and regularly avoid going places that have large crowds.
- They would likely boss others around in a way that shows they think they are better than everyone else.