Like many others, I learned as a kid that playing it safe is safe. Taking risks is risky. And if safe is “acceptable” or “good enough,” you shouldn’t take risks.
Showing what makes you weird is risky. But it feels much riskier than it really is. That’s true in our personal lives and business.
It follows the “10-89-1% rule” (that I just made up).
For example, I’m quite geeky. I like riddles (example at the end), difficult puzzles (e.g., Hanayama level 6), a couple of video games (mainly LoL), playing cards (it’s like collecting small art), physics/math (example at the end), and philosophy (I can spend hours with a philosopher friend talking about a single question—last time it was this thought experiment).
Now to the 10-89-1% rule.