Sounds rather like me. Amazing how a lot of people don’t like those that are no-BS.

Sometimes intimidating people come off as rude or even ‘evil’ for the way they react to things. Those around them fail to see the kind person behind the tough exterior and it can cause issues from time to time. I have found that the most intimidating people are also the most caring when you get to know them.

10 Signs Your Personality Is Intimidating Others

WQXR has the story behind the reason orchestras are laid out as they are today. Turns out it is a pretty new idea.

Why don’t the oboes and tubas sit in the front of the orchestra? Why don’t flutes and first violins swap positions, or — in what would be the coolest configuration, let’s be honest — bass trombones and contrabassoons sit right up front with the conductor? Why is there even a conductor at all?