The leader often expresses himself by anecdote. In doing so, he is representing a false picture of who he is. This may win the admiration of his followers, but it imposes an inaccurate model – one based on the exception instead of the norm.
The followers compare their norm with the leader’s artificial super-norm and believe there to be an unbridgeable gap. For the leader, this secures his “high-place” among those around him. For the follower, this motivates a sense of utter futility. The practice of presenting the exception as the norm is patently dishonest.