The old instinct of deference and humility was there; the habit of decent self-effacement and knowledge of her "own place." But there mingled with it a certain mild audacity, born of the occasion and of a sense, probably, of Newman's unprecedented approachableness
, and, beyond this, a vague indifference to the old proprieties; as if my lady's own woman had at last begun to reflect that, since my lady had taken another person, she had a slight reversionary property in herself.
This paper argues that androgynous tolerance, compassion, non-judgment, non-bias, non-discrimination, egalitarianism, approachableness
, assertion, calm, confidence, and courage are all evident traits of the biblical Jesus Christ and of the androgyne alike.
Writing in 1902, the librarian Corinne Bacon listed "approachableness
, omniscience, tact, patience, persistence, accuracy, knowledge of one's tools, knowledge of one's town, and familiarity with current events" as the reference librarian's essential skills (Bacon, 1902/1991).