“three pillars” of social skills. … Pillar 1: Humility You are not the center of the universe (nor is your code!). You’re neither omniscient nor infallible. You’re open to self-improvement. Pillar 2: Respect You genuinely care about others you work with. You treat them kindly and appreciate their abilities and accomplishments. Pillar 3: Trust You believe others are competent and will do the right thing, and you’re OK with letting them drive when appropriate.

— Titus Winters, Tom Manschreck and Hyrum Wright, Software Engineering at Google