I look at teachers who are extremely friendly or who joke around a lot in the class and make it a very warm environment and I feel like that is what I would want as a student. However, my personality is such that I can't possibly be that way. I am not unfriendly, but I am not bubbly either. I like working with my students, but I don't talk to them on their level like some teachers, and in general I have a more serious demeanor. We all have different styles and personalities in the classroom but I can't help but feel it's not simply a matter of differences, a relative matter, but better and worse. That is to say, if you are friendly or super pleasant you will simply be a better teacher. I know this can't be true because as long as you are effective you are doing well. And it doesn't seem right that some people would automatically be better teachers because they have a certain personality. I consider myself a great teacher because I am always working on improvement and I am always challenging myself. How do you all look at this issue in relation to yourselves? Do you tend to compare yourself to other teachers you think are great?