For example, some top athletes are nice while other top athletes are cruel and obnoxious. Both sets are driven to becoming top athletes. Having this obs/comp/driven/whatever behavior to become powerful and budo strong doesn't equate to being a nice or not nice individual.
Separate from that is whether or not IP/aiki changed their personalities in the area of nice/not-nice, but that's another thread topic.
I agree with you on both points.
Also, thanks for the "numbers" clarification. Every time I try to re-iterate this "worldview" back I get better clarifications from people like yourself. Not the topic for this thread though, so I won't get into it here.