Deal with intimadating people

In all his professional dealings which I have observed he seems to be a fair and generous person.He has never (that I have heard of) abused his power and behind the scenes I have even seen him use it to protect and encourage vulnerable students after a student came to him for help.While most of us rightly want to be exceptional in some way or another, we often feel a lot of social and moral pressure not to think of ourselves as generally better than others.And, even more urgently, we feel pressure not to convey to others that we think ourselves superior and not to be primarily by a desire to be generally better than others.

But at the same time his personality is extremely intimidating.But nonetheless he implicitly scares the crap out of many students with his demeanor and he does not compensate for that in the sorts of emotionally sensitive afraid of him and prevents him from proactively alleviating their anxieties and helping them grow.I know one student in particular who suffered a lot of intellectual paralysis, with real academic and personal costs, out of fear of his disapproval.He does not see himself as anyone to be especially afraid of.In his heart, I would guess that he looks at his accomplishments as good but modest and fairly obscure, in the grand scheme of things.Classes are flexible enough to meet the needs of both beginners and students with existing philosophical background My classes require no outside reading or homework or grades–only a once weekly 2.5 hour commitment that fits the schedules of busy people.

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