Can't wait to read about another life lived in silent humility somehow translated into more than two pages.
Weird how that happens.
You know you are questioning God here because He's the one that gives these saints their charisms. If you knew saints you would be amazed at how pleasant they can be, after all they have been cleansed of the psychological hang up that burdens us lesser people. It might surprise you to know that many of them have a sense of humor and are quite knowledgable about what's going on in the world. Of course this depends on their own personal enlightenment since they are saints, as well as how much contact they have had with the outside world.
There is a book by Kyriacos C. Markides: The Mountain of Silence. The author of the book has had contact with Eastern spirituality and wants to examine the monastic traditions of the Orthodox Church. He is quite surprised to find the Anthonite monk he has contact with is not at all the way he expected him to be. At first the monk refused to continue the dialogues, since the questions being asked were somewhat unexpected, but after praying about it he decides otherwise. Anyway, the monk is now the Bishop of Limassol in Cyprus.