Caesar is a strong military leader and a man who enjoys the popularity of the people. Based on those who surround him and discuss him throughout the play, he is a man who has made friends easily. People appear to like him for his strength and commanding attitude. However, it appears he has become vain and proud. He seems too happy with his power, too sure of himself. Although the people who make these claims against him (Brutus, Cassius, etc.) can be said to be biased, Shakespeare does provide some evidence. Caesar is approached by the soothsayer with dire warnings. Soothsayer, or prophets, were respected during Caesar's time - as evidenced by his wife's reaction to the warning. Caesar, however, quickly dismisses the man as a "dreamer" and thinks nothing of it. Again, when Caesar admits to Mark Antony that he has begun to distrust Cassius, he makes it clearly known that he is not afraid of Cassius. Caesar, taking great pride in the strength that led him to popularity and power, is terrified at appearing weak. He is cocky and determined, but somewhat paranoid.