💡Rose often regards his press coverage as one-dimensional. It’s not just that the media doesn’t understand him, he said, but "are they trying to understand? Are they trying to cut through, or is the story already written and they just need a couple of bites to fill their story?" This is where his introverted nature can work against him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💡I really just want to be to myself. What’s wrong with that, you know what I mean?” he said. "That’s when I feel at my best, or I feel recharged." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💡Rose says he’s heard people say, straight up, he can’t talk. "They say he’s not media-savvy. They say ‘He’s dumb, Rose says, and his switch to the third person feels immediately self-protective — a way to avoid owning the perceptions of people who feel hateful. It used to make him mad, but not anymore, he says. "I know who I am. They just don’t know who I am" (The Undefeated).