Psychologically: If one is relaxing and sits in pleasant surroundings (bar stool, e.g.) on him, the stool is a symbol for increased attitude to life. One feels 'on top' and enjoys a position which a little bit higher than is usual. Has turned back the meaning if the stool is felt as ramshackle and one misses the armrest of his chair: One feels put out to the looks of the others, unnerves and would like to be able to lean much rather 'where'. Popular: (European ones).: sit on it: it are given an honour and achievements by own salary.