These are people, children and adults, who want to be in charge, run the show, be everyone's hero, and overwhelm everybody else. In school they are usually or were usually, if now adults, the "popular" kids who sat at their own table and made you sit somewhere else. As adults, they want to run the parent-teacher groups at school, be the leaders of all groups, a nd tend to hang around school to gain favors for their children (they hope). I knew plenty of them as a kid. We all did. And I was not allowed to sit at their table. Fortunately, I didn't want to or look up to them, but they had a lot of power, even over t he teachers. I had none in my family. I can say t hat for them...if they wanted to rule the roost, it didn't happen, EXCEPT in the family (mother). At work there have been a few cliques at certain jobs. It's interesting how this popular crowd thing doesn't end with youth for some people. Just thinking about this topic this morning because while sorting books at work yesterday, I came across the book with that title "Queen Bees and Wannabees" and I read it a long time ago. Ok, just my morning thoughts.