• Question: Do people like you a lot?

    Asked by pixelator to Daniel, Derek, Ian, Phil, Upul on 17 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by kezzily, jonhart.
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      Derek Mann answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      I hope that most of the people who work with me do like me, but we cannot be liked by everyone, that is human nature. I hope that my attention to making sure young scientists have every chance to succeed is something I do that does at least gains me respect, which in many ways is more important than being liked.

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      Ian Sillett answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      I’d like to think people like me, and certainly my future wife does as do my family and friends… well most of the time! Some people probably don’t like me, but they’re probably not worth talking to. Certainly, if people don’t like me, it’s nothing to do with being a scientist. I definitely try hard to be likeable.

      I never thought I’d be asked such soul searching questions! Am I worthy human being? I’m going to end up in an early mid life crisis if I keep getting questions like this!!! 🙂

    • Photo: Daniel Mietchen

      Daniel Mietchen answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      Some certainly do, but amongst the people I know in various places, I am rarely the most popular one.