Just because the boy is worried that I say too many nice things about him, he wants you all to know that he's not lovely and he's not nice. He's a bad dude, oh yes. People who work for him respect him, and not just because he's a good manager. It's because he's well practised with the hard looks and only-partially-jokey threats. Ask him about his scars, and he'll tell you about his dark past. There's a reason one of his nick-names is Dark Evil Lad.
(But sometimes he is just lovely).