Monday, May 17, 2010

The Power of One's Personality

I missed this news item but as luck would have it I chanced upon it today. Just what Myers-Briggs type would that be?

Manama: A Kuwaiti man was briefly detained after the police arrested him for using his flasher-equipped car to join the security motorcade of Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Soltan, the deputy defence minister, during his visit to Kuwait last week.

The intruder was reportedly able to move with the security cars to all the places visited by Prince Khalid after the protection officers thought that his car belonged to the state security or was part of the prince's entourage, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reported on Sunday.

However, the Kuwaiti officers started having doubts when they noticed that the car invariably parked at a distance from the other cars whenever the motorcade reached a place to be visited by the prince.

An officer eventually approached the driver and asked about his employer and was shocked to learn that he was not connected with the motorcade or was a member of the prince's entourage during the visit.

According to the paper, the man said that he worked at the education ministry and that his decision to join the motorcade was a personal initiative prompted by his love for action movies.

The man was detained by the state security, but was later released after the intervention of a "powerful personality", the paper said.

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