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Meetups: does there have to be That Person?

That Person (not to be confused with That Guy or that Guy) is the one who usurps the attention at a meetup. From a post by Aaron Diaz:

The modern independent professional (and I include myself in this group) benefits from self-actualization in the sense that he or she does not depend on institutions or other individuals to provide core professional motivation. While this is a sound strategy for general success, taking it to its extreme has produced a generation of distinctly self-absorbed individuals of a different sort than those that came before us. Unlike the quiet narcissism of the Baby Boomers or the naked, unmotivated consumerism of Generation X, we are a generation of roleplayers: leveling up and treating everything outside ourselves as a grid of potential resources.

Yeah… that’s That Person.
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