How was Cleopatras personality?
Cleopatra was a domineering type of person. From what historians deduce from her reign with her brother, she tried to shove him out of power. For example, the decrees that were issued by the pair had both their names on them at the beginning of their reign, but Cleopatra soon issued orders with only her name on them. Her brother and his advisers wouldn't stand for this and forced Cleopatra into exile. According to Plutarch, she could also manipulate and impress those who could help her in some way, such as her manipulation of Marc Antony. Overall, she was was self-centered and used her personality to gain political allies, such as Caesar and Antony, rather than diplomacy.