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broadens out but not into an "unsafe" attitude. He pities the unfortunate but is not truly sympathetic, in that it
rarely occurs to him that success and failure are relative, that an accident might have shipwrecked his fortunes
and that his good qualities are as innate as his complexion. For this man prides himself on his strong will and
courage, whereas he merely has within him a fine engine in whose construction he had no part.
2. The hyperkinetic, controlled, impractical person. B. is, in the fundamentals of energy and control,
singularly like A., but because of the nature of his interests and purposes their lives have completely diverged
so that no one would ordinarily recognize the kinship in type. B. is and always has been a worker, enthusiastic
and enduring, and he has stuck to his last with a fidelity that is remarkable. He is very likable in the ordinary
sense,--pleasant to look at, cheerful, ready to joke, laugh or to help the other fellow. Nevertheless, he has only
a few friends and is a distinctly disappointed man at heart, because his interests are in the ordinary sense,
B. early became interested in physiology. From the very start he found in the workings of the human body a
fascination that concentrated his efforts. Poor, he worked hard enough to obtain scholarships and fellowships
in one university after another until finally he became a Ph. D. Here was a great error from the practical
standpoint; for had he become an M. D., he would have had a profession that offered an independent financial
future. But, in his zeal, he did not wish to take on the extended program of the physician, and he saw clearly
that he might become a better scientist as a Ph. D. He became a teacher in one school after another, did a good
deal of research work, but has not been fortunate enough to make any epoch-making discoveries. He is one of
those splendid, painstaking, energetic men found in every university who turn out good pieces of work of
which only a few know anything, and f...
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