A reader asks, “Bob, what is the difference between one who is persistent and one who is stubborn?”
I’d say that persistent means you keep on trying as long as you feel there is legitimately a positive result that can be obtained.
Stubborn would mean that you keep trying even when you know there is really no legitimate chance for a positive result.
Persistence is positive and is “results-based.”
Stubborn is negative and is “ego-based.”
Of course, that’s just my opinion. What is yours?