A totally subjective ranking of socially clueless people by career October 15, 2012Posted by mareserinitatis in career, engineering, geology, geophysics, math, physics, science, societal commentary.
Tags: majors, social skills
I have no data to back this up. However if someone has the time and inclination, I’d love for them to get some and validate my hypothesis. I’m assuming the Autism Spectrum Quotient would be a good place to start.
There is a noticeable difference in the general cluelessness of people, and of science and engineering types in general. I’ve been pondering, however, if anyone has done a serious study of this phenomena and provided a ranking system. This might come in handy for non-sciency people, especially relatives.
I’m going to postulate a ranking, but please feel free to give me some feedback as to where you think this system falls down. And again, data is gold.
So the following are ordered from most to least clueless:
- Physicists and mathematicians (and I’m sure they hate having to be in a group with another group)
- Electrical engineers and economists (I’m just throwing in the economists because while I’ve noticed they aren’t socially clueless, there are a number who may as well be given the way they act)
- Mechanical engineers and computer scientists
- chemists and geophysicists (the problem with geophysicists is that there’s a huge standard deviation ranging from geologists to physicist…and a heavy dependency on how much alcohol they’ve consumed)
- Biologists and manufacturing engineers
- Civil engineers and soil scientists
- Geologists (because they always bring the alcohol)
So what do you think?