I was very surprised to find this word while studying the TOEFL WRITING textbook. |
The amazing word is an "impersonal".
1 a : denoting the verbal action of an unspecified agent and hence used with no expressed subject (as methinks) or with a merely formal subject (as rained in it rained) b of a pronoun : INDEFINITE
2 a : having no personal reference or connection <impersonal criticism> b : not engaging the human personality or emotions <the machine as compared with the hand tool is an impersonal agency -- John Dewey> c : not existing as a person : not having human qualities or characteristics
As soon as I looked at this word, one sentence was brought in my head. That is "Mr. Hwang is a highly impersonal person." It was the reason why I was very surprised.
I can NEVER respect Mr. Hwang , a vice-president of my company, as my supervisor. I rather hate him, because he is not a far-sighted leader, but is a fully self-centered person. I don't like this type of person.
The writing was a temporary diversion for me, and it is very interesing... =)