The archetypal pyramid society’s hierarchy, as I understand it, has at least these castes:
The leapfrog identity rule refers to a curious pattern where people who rise to their natural position in this hierarchy identify as being a natural fit for the position two steps up. So a neurotic thinks of herself as a natural technocrat, a demagogue identifies as a true politician, a technocrat thinks of himself as a genius in the tradition of Isaac Newton and Francis Galton, and so on.
I think this is a consequence of 1) eons of sexual selection for irrational optimism in homo sapiens and 2) the tendency to hate your boss and have nearly a mirror opposite personality from him. It could also be due to some sort of personality-functional balancing act in complex systems like this, but who’s to say at this point?
*The upper middle class: mostly Jews and progressive cro magnons, and some “talented tenth” nonwhite elites with high verbal ability and low nonverbal ability. In a simplified view, where demagogues are the whip hand, the neurotics are the snitches who extend the totalitarian influence of the state into the private realm.