Brent failed to engender a mutual feeling of respect between he and the group to which he was assigned. It is not their fault that they ALL decided that Brent was not likable. One person, sure, two people, maybe; but when you get ALL of them hating Brent for the same reasons; all of a sudden, it starts to paint a different picture entirely. Even the 'nice' outcast from any group always has that 'one' friend. The story here is that Brent didn't get along with anybody. Period.