Sometimes we have difficulty thinking of great historical personages as being people. Of course it’s probably difficult to think of anyone considered a “personage” to be an ordinary human being but they all were.
Abraham Lincoln, a lawyer, a politician, the Great Emancipator, the President of the United States, was also human. Even though he was a great speaker and debater and was known for being able to tell stories and persuade men, he lacked a certain skill in dealing with the opposite sex. It’s a character trait many men (even those not considered “great historical personages”) have shared.
In his late 20’s, Lincoln described his struggles in a letter to a friend.