As the saying goes, empty cans rattle loudest, and that goes for uncertain cans too. Meaning, the people who are least confident about themselves and their position in the Universe will rattle loudest to convince others--and, actually, to mostly convince themselves--that they are what they say they are, and that this is true and wholly legitimate.

People who know who they are and who realize that this is legitimate are less inclined to advertise it because they don't need to--there's no need to convince themselves of what they already need to know, and no need to seek the approval of people whose opinions really don't matter.

Bravo, Rev. Svengali. On point, as usual.
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"Gentlemen, the verdict is guilty, on all ten counts of first-degree stupidity. The penalty phase will now begin."--Divine, "Pink Flamingos."

"The strong rule the weak, and the cunning rule over all." HS!