There’s a talent some people have when leading men that allows them to effortlessly manage to make everyone in their charge feel as if they were having a direct impact on the situation at hand. These types of leaders manage to make their orders feel as if it was you who decided to take that very action. These leaders always give the credit, never take it. Great leaders as such, like Lawrence, are all insecure.
It would be quite the feat to write an account of so dangerous an adventure as Lawrence’s without giving away at least a hint of the man behind the headdress.
His one line of something happening to him as a child that made him never want to be touched spoke volumes of his desire to flay his own flesh, to deny his body any pleasure, to basically kill the body.
No wonder that Arab’s accepted and trusted him.