I'm thinking of a class of statements with a perhaps a common ideology to them. I'll give a set of examples.
-Who does he think he is? The king of europe?
-He tried to order me around as if he were the boss of me.
-that doctor of medicine is always trying to look better than he really is.
-she thinks she's something because she directs the department.
-those gym guys think they're so tough and admirable with their silly weight-lifting contests and whatnot.
-she thinks she's something with all those snappy comments and come-backs she always tries to use so much.
-those home-owners think they're better, though they've done nothing but indebted themselves with a bunch of mortar and plaster.
What makes a person attribute certain thought processes or attitudes to someone else, where there may be none? Envy?