I was the outsider he was talking about.
The late Henri de Tourville, in his Histoire de la formation particulariste, maintained that vassal is derived from the German Gast, a guest, meaning an outsider to whom a portion of a free domain was assigned in return for rent and certain fixed services.
They are very territorial, and an outsider is seen as an immediate threat to their basic needs of food, safety and a mate.
Clients get the perspective of an objective outsider-and that outsider is someone who makes it her business to know the latest trends, techniques and tricks to bring out the client's full potential.
Being an "outsider" in the clique-centered world of a high school can be hurtful at times, but if a clique won't accept you for who you are, then there will probably be a clique somewhere in your high school that will.