Fine people management there, Mr. T
Funny how Torvalds can't quite wrap his head around why his rants are newsworthy. Why, he says to the interviewer, sometimes I mentally pat people on the head for doing well!
There's your problem right there. People are social animals. If your positive responses are never shared, only thought, and your negative ones are shared, don't be surprised if people think you are a grumpy old man.