I've noticed a certain type of behavioral pattern that exists in the political sphere (and I'm sure in other sectors) where they are unable to maintain cohesive professional relationships. I call them "Lone Wolves".Speaking Wrong At The Right Time is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
Everyone is different and everyone is the same. Each have some degree of what your talking about. It is self interest. It is a pursuit of excellence.
I am sending your essay to a friend. She is concerned about the RFK, jr. video from years ago where he does saying disturbing things especially as it concerns first amendment issues. I appreciate the concern and it should be addressed but it has a very 'lone wolf' feel to it with an intent to divide us so they feel important. I could be totally wrong, just going off of a feeling.
Another possibility is that some of these people are high masking autistic people. This would be so if they have these exceptional talents ,ometimes in the autistic community referred to as “special powers.”
Notice, I said “some “there are certainly other people who really are not good people to work with for other reasons. But this could also describe people with autism, who may not even know that they’re autistic. We have a lot to learn about these characteristics.