This article made me think of this video which shows a man who is a master of deflection and a skillful orator when he is criticized-
That is from 1997. The engineer who questions Jobs is a really smart guy who is talked down to like an errant child being lectured by a schoolteacher. This video generated tons of likes and many comments about what a "genius" Steve Jobs is, how charismatic he is, etc.
Was he a genius? Or was he a charismatic salesman and successful confidence trickster? Or a combination?