There is someone at work who is staunch in her stand that no one will treat her less than she deserves. So she built this wall around her making sure that she is respected and treated with dignity. In doing so, however, she alienates herself from others. It is always difficult if we gauge things with our accomplishments, with our education. If that is the case, others will not matter.
Truth is, there is more depth, better things in life than all that.