Ego block: Perhaps an example of this would be myself and my massage therapist. We usually talk through my massages (lol), and she's often said that she loves the way I explain things. She said that even when there's a lot of complicated information that would require time and effort for most people to really understand, I explain it in such a way that allows even her to understand it, which (according to her) is saying a lot. "And not only can I understand it pretty easily, it's also an interesting way of looking at things."
Hidden Agenda: When I was talking to one of the Board Members in an organization we're in, he said that my colleagues tell him that they think I've got balls (to which I responded with "that's ironic..." as I'm the only female). Another colleague I met at a national event for leaders on a different organization that I'm part of told me that he'd heard different people talking about me, and they were saying that I'm really brave/bold, I guess for volunteering to stand up in a room of hundreds of my colleagues (mostly men twice my age) to present my group's opinions/answers during several different activities, most of which required answering people's questions?