I will not comment on the applicability of this quote.

“Because no matter where you are in your career, but most especially if you are just starting out, or (god forbid) a grad student, you are, as an academic, insecure, verbose, defensive, paranoid, beset by feelings of inadequacy,  pretentious, self-involved, communicatively challenged, and fixated on minutiae.”

Karen Kelsky, The ‘Be Yourself’ Myth. Inside Higher Ed [link]