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Interesting article - esp. the comments about self-doubt. I've worked with hundreds of developers in different languages, environments and industries over the last 30 years. I can honestly say that in all that time, I have only met around a dozen whom I would consider truly talented developers. They all constantly questioned themselves, and those around them - and had strong opinions, weakly held. The proof of their talent was evident in how readily their designs coped with rapid change. The happy person doesn't see any need for evolution. The unhappy person strives to improve - and finds that true accomplishment can lead to deeper satisfaction and happiness.