Calling you a genius implies that you are superior to everyone else in the room, that you have an especially privileged place on the team. Which means you can’t do your job. Design is the process of bringing together myriad perspectives to clarify intent and render that intent into a product. When your perspective is elevated above the rest, you breed silence.
Google, explained why principles were a definin…er, Head of Material Design @ Google, explained why principles were a defining piece of the system: because a design system only truly exists if it can be used without the creator.