You belong here
You earned this just as much as anyone else here
You are a excellent as the rest
You bring value to this team
You are competent in areas we are lacking and we are happy and grateful you decided to join us
Instead I was told;
You’re too egotistic. It’s likely your greatest flaw but has the potential to be your greatest strength for a scientist needs to be audacious.
You have to work 3x as hard as the others.
You started 4 months late but you need to be on the same page as everyone else