The real problem is , PA’s and the others , are usually the ones that learn how to play people , then get into positions of REAL power . Very dangerous to all , you mentioned Stalin as an example . The more direct people only get so high in the power game , as they put people off ………the people that matter . Patton is an example . He didnt know how to keep his mouth shut or diplomacy , he almost ended the last years of the war behind a desk .