". . . It seems as if he had his antennae out in all directions. He had insight into many things that gave him an almost uncanny perception and understanding of the world around him but it also made him vulnerable. . . "
". . .In Richard’s case, he put up an effective barrier around himself that may have been difficult to penetrate. This was not a noticeable barrier but it was there nevertheless and he must have thought that it shielded him from the arrows of life which he perceived to be a threat to his equilibrium. . ."
" . . . He coped with some of his anxieties by keeping an emotional distance from people. It made him feel safer to feel that he was not allowing them to encroach on his inner world. . . "
". . . Richard was no weakling. He was self-reliant and independent. There was even something slightly rebellious about him. He did his own thing regardless of any criticism. . . "
". . . As someone who felt he had a mission to fulfill he found it easier to open himself up to the world at large rather than to his family and friends. And so he gave much of himself to the world but kept his closer relationships at arm’s length. . . "