People in authority can be just symbolisms of past authority figures in ones life. So, if one finds themselves getting annoyed or putting authority figures up on pedestals, they’re more than like only dealing with past authority figures, and not the present figures.
The same can be applicable with present authority figures who can countertransfer their own past behaviours, good or bad on to people.
Dr. Ellie Izzo & Vicki Carpel Miller discuss the Psychological term, Transference. – A phenomenon where you symbolize someone from the clients personal history.