The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won't be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence.
I'm frustrated by what I hear. Maybe it's not meant for me. Personally, I'm way too bright for a lot of the hip-hop lyrics to affect. I'm much too smart to think that jewelry or how cool I am is really going to change much about my personality. If you're dumb enough that it entertains you, have a great time. But I am seeking more than that.
As far as his personality is concerned, he's a quiet leader . . . But all that stuff comes out at game time because he's one tough nut. He has a terrific work ethic, on and off the field. He's not a gifted student, but he's a very good student because he works at it. He's the same way on the football field. He's just a big calming influence out there.