"Tahin-Tahin" is a word in HILIGAYNON
tahín-táhin - Well-dressed, spick and
span, neat, clean and tidy. The form
panahín-táhin is more in use especially as
verb. Nagpanahín-táhin siá, kay
mamiésta. She is well dressed, because she
is going to assist at the feast. Kon
magkádto ka dídto kinahánglan nga
magpanahíntáhin (manahíntáhin) ka.
When you go there you must be clean and
tidy,—must dress yourself with care.
Nagapanahíntáhin siá, kay
magapanganák siá. She looks spick and
span, because she is going to be godmother.
What he wasn't so good at was manipulating the internal states of other humans, getting them to see things his way, do things for him. His baseline attitude toward other humans wass that they could all just go fuck themselves and that he was not going to expend any effort whatsoever getting them to change the way they thought. This was probably rooted in a belief that hed been inculcated to him from the get-go: that there was an objective reality, which all people worth talking to could observe and understand, and that there was no point in arguing about anything that could be so observed and so understood.
What's got six legs and can fly long distances ? Three swallows !