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  •  Macho types do not appear arrogant (0+ / 0-)

    because they have already established their status through social signaling. On the other hand, people like Obama (and perhaps Gore, and many other good people) are quite confident in themselves, about their knowledge and everything, but they "forget" to send enough dominant signals. At some time, they even avoid dominant signaling, out of a certain standard of humility. But in human/primate societies, confidence without macho signaling easily appears like arrogance. I am glad for Obama if he solved problems like that for himself.

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