The initially intimidating

Explore various ways to communicate with individuals based on their capacity to receive your insights and view it as a playful intellectual puzzle; there will be some people who won’t be reachable no matter what you do. It’s pretty intense in there with all of those 2,500 different species of vines and 10,000 species of ants. I wonder if the issue for gifted men is more that they can’t show their sensitivity.

Let people have their bad grammar and their mixed metaphors; the world will probably not end. Know that your rainforest-y peeps are out there and they will not be intimidated; they will be thrilled. What I really want to tell you is that as you experience humans finding you scary and intimidating, you may need to accept that not everyone can handle life in the jungle. As you know, I support you in being the fabulous radiant rainforest-y darling that you are. ) ___________________________ To my dear blogg EEs: Are people intimidated by your intelligence? How would this post be different if it were the smart man’s guide? I think gifted men also scare people, but differently.

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It would be a great personal humiliation to lose what had been considered a safe seat. Two years later I found myself in a situation where the legislature had redrawn the district.

I was a very loose, relaxed candidate, because I didn’t think I could win. The other is to count on a longer-term set of successes, so that at any given time you can put other people up front.

You are a member of a political party because you have values in common with others, and you recognize that joint efforts to advance those goals will work better than if everybody does it individually.

You have to make this calculation to yourself: In pursuit of these very important goals, I will compromise from time to time. In the history of the Internet (I’m not a great expert on it—I don’t watch it a lot, or turn it on, or whatever the appropriate verb is), I’m willing to bet that no incident of a senator praising a Cabinet secretary ever went viral.

In other words, just repeating initial enthusiasm and deepening it doesn’t help.

You’ve got to think about ways to reach out to people who are initially indifferent, skeptical and maybe even mildly hostile. But I had to learn the first thing I said: being likeable.

Former congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) made a name for himself as a wit, wordsmith and frequent dealmaker during three-plus decades in Congress.

As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, he also played a powerful role in shaping the government's response to the financial crisis.

There’s an odd phenomenon that goes on in politics.

People win office because there is some combination of things about them that is appealing.

You know, that song is true: “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” I had nothing left to lose, so I was free of these tensions. What I always think is: Every so often there’s going to be something I would like them to do that they may not be eager to do.

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