Let’s talk about engineers and widely known characteristics (and some other not so obvious) on this type of person.
1. They are very smart fellows who are extremely different from the other type of “smart” people out there.
2. They are extremely logical and rational.
3. They lack all social skills needed to succeed in life/love/workforce/friendship/family/etc.
4. They believe that criticism is nothing short of disapproval/lack of knowledge/stupidity/etc.. Honestly, in the end, they’ll believe that it was a mistake to ask for an opinion or that listening to said criticism was an utter waste of time – regardless of the intentions!!
5. They believe that the industry is out to get them on every single possible mistake, be it grades/lab work/rapport/work/homework/tests/you name it…
6. They will never accept criticism unless it is supported by legitimate, official evidence on the subject; whether the person giving the criticism possesses a high degree of knowledge/specialization/education/experience/direct contact/originator, has absolutely no say in how qualified the person is to give said criticism if, again, they do not possess legitimate, official evidence to support their argument.
7. They obsess about a subject and will learn everything there is to learn about the subject. They will also definitely ask you what you know…. Mostly to tell you how wrong you are… Or correct you… It’s the same to them.
8. Not knowing the answer to one of their questions will determine future interactions.
9. Besides their specialization, they generally have one other hobby/pastime they are completely passionate about.. Or two.. Or three..
10. The first way they are taught to do one thing is the way that they’ll do it for the rest of their lives… Or until another highly qualified personnel indicates so.
11. Their regard for their professors comes in two forms: udder god-like reverence to them, or complete disregard for their person.
If you are in a relationship with them:
1. You will never be able to live down not being “fluent” in math/science.
2. Every purchase you make or are planning to make, must have a good amount of research hours behind the product, must have a direct benefit, must be cost efficient, must be made of good material, and must be practical.
3. Every plans for going out must… See number 2.
4. Every single math/science problem will be explained in the most complicated way, no matter how hard they try, and at the end, they will say one sentence that will practically solve the problem.
5. Most physical contact will have an explanation based on laws of physics, thermodynamics and will have zero to do with how you feel about it.
6. Most social interactions will seem deliberate, but will in fact have absolutely no double meaning unless directly stated.
7. You will never understand how homework can take more than 5hr at a time.
8. You will never understand the level of concentration needed to solve a specific problem.
9. You will never understand how they can try to fix everything.
10. You will never understand their deep shame in having a gf/bf and being engineering students.
11. You will practically never understand their thought processes.
12. You will never understand their ideas on what “giving advice” means.
13. They give a whole new meaning to “college poor”.
14. You will never understand their dedication for something they say hate, but clearly love.
15. You will never understand their obsession on finding the “right” way to do stuff.
16. You will never understand their hobbies.
17. You will never understand their ignorance on life matters.
18. No matter how hard you try, you can’t change them.
19. You may never know exactly what they do at work.