Warlords and Protectors.
That is what many guys naturally tend toward. They are just opposite sides of the same coin, I think.
Every statist seems to worry that everyone inclined in this way will become a Warlord if the State collapses, but wouldn't more people choose to become Protectors when freed of the silly notion that "that's government's responsibility"?
If that's the kind of person I was, I would certainly get more satisfaction out of coming to the rescue than I would subjugating others to my will.
Or, is this another area where I'm just oblivious to how different I am from "the average"?