hi all, i was accepted into a phd program and matched to work with a professor who does great research that i am very interested in, but is notoriously 'challenging' to work with interpersonally...does anyone have any experience or advice regarding this issue? i have heard that your mentor can make or break your doctoral experience, and it is making me very nervous about accepting this offer. conversely, i was offered a position at a lesser-known school with research i am not as interested in, but a less 'challenging' mentor to work with and students who are seemingly far more content with the program. as i write this, the answer seems clear-cut: go with the program that will afford me the opportunity to do the research that will lay the best foundation for me professionally...but i am pretty sensitive, so i am worried that i won't be able to develop a thick enough skin to handle a professor who can go from sweet to sour in a matter of minutes... any thoughts? thanks!