Public Figure Profiles

Harry Reid

Harry Reid is a Scottish journalist and author, best known for having been the editor of The Herald newspaper in Scotland. His first book, Dear Country: A Quest for England, was published in 1991.

He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School, Fettes College and Worcester College, Oxford, where he read modern history.

On leaving Oxford in 1969 he went to Newcastle upon Tyne, where he trained as a journalist. He then worked on The Scotsman in Edinburgh from 1970 till 1981. In 1973 he was the paper's first full-time education correspondent and in 1977 he became The Scotsman's features and literary editor. In 1981 he moved to Glasgow to be sports and leisure editor on the short-lived Sunday Standard. In 1982 he switched to The Herald as an executive editor. He was appointed deputy editor in 1984. In 1997 he was appointed editor, a position he held through 2000. From 1999 to 2001 he chaired the Scottish Editors' Committee. In 2001 he received the Lord Provost of Glasgow's Medal "for giving Glasgow a Voice".

In 2001 he was commissioned to write a major "outsider's critique" of Scotland's national church, the Church of Scotland. To help with the research he was given a visiting fellowship by the Faculty of Divinity, New College, Edinburgh. The resultant book, Outside Verdict: An Old Church in the New Scotland was published by Saint Andrew PressOther books include: Dear Country: A Quest for England (Mainstream Publishing, 1991); The Final Whistle: Scottish Football - The Best and Worst of Times (Birlinn Limited, 2005); Deadline: The Story of the Scottish Press (Saint Andrew Press in association with the BBC, 2006) and Reformation: The Dangerous Birth of the Modern World (Saint Andrew Press, 2009)

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Some of their strengths

Harry Reid has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Optimistic, Sophisticated, Organized, Passionate, Curious, Hardworking, and Loyal.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Harry Reid is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Harry Reid well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Harry Reid as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Harry Reid is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Harry Reid tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Harry Reid's challenges

While Harry Reid has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Harry Reid can be Pleasure-seeking, Difficult, Perfectionist, Suspicious, Stubborn, Domineering, and Impatient.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Harry Reid's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Domineering and Impatient

Harry Reid is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Harry Reid also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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